Welcome To Transylvania, Romania, European Union

HOLIDAYS IN TRANSYLVANIA

 

Did you know that Prince Charles is probably the most important unofficial ambassador of Transylvania? His Royal Highness visits Transylvania frequently and owns several houses in the beautiful Transylvanian countryside

Biertan fortified church (copyright: creative commons)

Biertan fortified church (copyright: creative commons)

 

VISIT TRANSYLVANIA

 

Did you know that Transylvania was named the #1 most interesting region in the world to visit in 2016 by the leading travel guides Lonely Planet?


 

Top Traditional Areas

Transylvania is a diverse and complex land, rich in history and culture. Discover the ethnogeographical areas, lands of well preserved traditional lifestyle, natural attractions and historic monuments.

 

Top Natural Parks

Some of the greatest natural parks in Europe are located in Transylvania or right across the Carpathian Mountains, the mountain range that separates Transylvania from the other traditional regions of Romania. Here are some of the greatest natural parks to visit in Transylvania

 

Top Medieval Towns

Transylvania is home to the seven fortified towns built by the Saxons in the Middle Ages, when they settled in the area. Cities like Sibiu and Sighisoara are among the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, while the larger Cluj and Brasov offer many touristic attractions of their own.

 

FESTIVALS IN TRANSYLVANIA

Transylvania hosts some of the greatest festivals in Eastern Europe. Here are some of them

 

Music festival in Cluj

Untold Festival

Voted Europe's Best Major Festival 2015 in the European Festival Awards, Untold Festival takes place in August in Cluj, the most important city of Transylvania. The daily attendance is around 70.000 people. The festival brought on the stage headliners such as: Armin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Tiesto, Afrojack, Faithless, Parov Stelar, Scooter. The 4-days pass costs around 90 euro.

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Untold Festival 2017, Cluj (photo source)

Untold Festival 2017, Cluj (photo source)

 

Music festival in Cluj

Electric Castle

Electic Castle takes place in July on the spectacular Transylvanian domain of the Bánffy Castle, 30 minutes from Cluj. This year's line-up included: deadmau5, Franz Ferdinand, Zedd, alt-J, Paul Van Dyk, Moderat, Unkle, Duke Dumont. The 4-days pass costs around 90 euro.

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Electric Castle Festival 2017 (image source)

Electric Castle Festival 2017 (image source)

 

Film festival in Cluj

Transylvania International Film Festival (TIFF)

The most important film-related event in Romania and one of the world's top 50 leading film festivals, TIFF usually takes place early June in Cluj. The 35 movies pass costs around 65 euro.

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Transylvania International Fim Festival, outdoor projection in Unirii Square (image source)

Transylvania International Fim Festival, outdoor projection in Unirii Square (image source)

 
 

Places to visit around Cluj

Cluj is the most important city in Transylvania. Unless you fly to the Romanian capital Bucharest and then travel north to Transylvania, most probably you will land in Cluj. Here are 7 fabulous destinations located less than 100 km from Cluj

 

More destinations coming soon

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