A lot of people never think to visit Romania when they decide to plan a trip to Europe, which is a huge shame. This wonderful country has plenty to offer, especially if you know what to look for. It’s a beautiful place with plenty of activities for all types of travelers. Here are some attractions you can’t miss while visiting Romania.
Bran Castle, commonly referred to as Dracula’s Castle is one of the most visited spots in Romania. It’s located in Transylvania, and was actually a medieval fortress that served as the home of Romania’s Queen Mary. However, it’s definitely better known for its famous fictional resident, Count Dracula. The castle dates back to the 13th century and was built in order to protect the city of Brasov and the Carpathian crossing into Transylvania.
The Black Church
After you take a trip to Dracula’s castle, you must stop at Brasov’s Old Town. It’s a popular city to visit since it has well known preserved medieval streets, all surrounded by majestic mountains. The city’s landmark is the Black Church, which is built in the style of German-Saxon architecture.
Hiking in the Carpathian Mountains
Romania is about one third taken up by the Carpathian Mountains that can reach altitudes of about 2500 meter. This means plenty of hiking opportunities that are full of wildlife, outdoor activities and adventures like camping, and much more. The hike difficulties range from total beginner to advanced, so there’s really a hike for everyone available.
The Danube Delta is a UNESCO natural reserve which is a massive biosphere that is perfect for birdwatching, gliding down the water in a boat, and taking in gorgeous sights. It is one of the best preserved and largest deltas in the whole world and is home to 300 types of birds.
Try Romanian Wine
Did you know that Romania is actually the 5th largest wine producer in Europe? Thanks to its moderate weather and plenty of sunshine, there are plenty of vineyards and wines you can visit and sample. That means you can set up a wine tasting trip.