Why Transylvania? Some people are attracted by its mysterious stories with vampires and werewolves that haunt the shadowy Carpathian forests; others are amazed by its wild scenery, the old villages forgotten somewhere in the past, medieval cities, simple and gentle inhabitants, the tranquility of the places.
Transylvania is a geographical area located in the center of Romania surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains. Nevertheless, for many people, Transylvania is more than just a geographical area: it is the land of endless stories, the land where sometimes your imagination transcends the reality.
The famous New York Times wrote once about a mythical Transylvania with medieval buildings so well preserved over the centuries; The Toronto Star described Transylvania as a charming land; The Telegraph describes it as “the land beyond the forests”, a mystical and magical place; Le Figaro called it the “living heart of Europe”.
Transylvania is so beautiful that it captivated even the Prince of Whales who often comes here to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the Saxon villages. The famous Top Gear show cast was astounded by the most spectacular road in Transylvania – Transfăgărăşan.
When talking about Transylvania you must talk about Sibiu, Brasov, Sighisoara and Alba Iulia. Former Saxon fortresses they enchant us today with their medieval charm so well preserved over the centuries. Even though they were built hundreds of years ago and went through difficult moments during their history, each of these towns has its own story, its own particular atmosphere.