Sights & Activities

8 Unique Waterfalls Around the World-Romania is no 1

A waterfall is a place where water flows over a vertical drop in the course of a stream or river. Waterfalls also occur where meltwater drops over the edge of a tabular iceberg or ice shelf. But, all of the waterfalls don't look exactly like this.

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Strada sforii (Romanian for 'String street', Fadengasse  ) is the narrowest street in the city of Brasov. It is believed to be one of the narrowest streets in Europe (Spreuerhofstraße, in Germany, and Parliament Street, in England, are narrower).

Day Trips from Brasov

Located almost in the center of the country, Brașov is surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains, the ski resorts of Poiana Braşov (12 km west) and Predeal (27 km south) and major tourist attractions like Dracula’s Castle in Bran (29 km southwest), the Royal Palaces in Sinaia (46 km south) and Romania’s best preserved medieval fortress in Râșnov (15 km southwest) among others.

Cultural Treasures: The Fortified Churches in Transylvania

The fortified churches in Transylvania were the trademark of the Saxon population brought here by King Geza II of Hungary, in the 12th century. The church has always played an important role in the community’s life, being an influential power and a ‘trend’ setter.

The frequent enemy invasions in Transylvania, starting with the Tartars in 1241, determined people to consider more efficient solutions to protect themselves, their families and most precious belongings.

Snagov Monastery, Romania - the Burial Place of Vlad the Impaler

Where Did the Romanian Prince Vlad the Impaler Find His End?

About 40 kilometers north of Bucharest, on an island in the middle of Snagov Lake, lays the monastery with the same name. Built around the time of Vlad the Impaler's grandfather, the monastery has become famous as the burial place of the infamous prince of Walachia who would become the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula.

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