Travel Tips

Romania is in the top 10 winter destinations in Europe!!!

Winter comes in many guises in Europe, in the polar north there’s serious snow and sunless weeks, while you’ll find lingering sunshine in the mild Mediterranean, and cosy cafe culture and Christmas spirit in the centre. It’s an inspiring time to visit grand metropolises and charming villages: with fewer queues you can fit more into your itinerary, and low off-season accommodation prices make travel wallet-friendly.

FREE Walking Tour of Medieval Brasov

The free tour, guided by a local volunteer, takes you on a 2 hours walk through the beautiful Council Square and the Black Church, the citadel's walls and defense bastions, Sforii (Rope) Street, Schei neighborhood, St. Nicholas Cathedral and Tampa Mount. During the cold weather, between October 1 and March 31, the tour is organized upon request. As the weather gets warmer, between April 1 and September 30, the tour is organized every evening and departs at 18:00 from the main square. Please remember, the guide that takes you on a fairy tale journey through Brasov is a volunteer so don't forget to tip!

Brasov In Your Pocket

"Brasov In Your Pocket" mini-guide published by In Your Pocket Romania provides a compact directory of the city's essentials: how to get there (arrival & local transportation), what to see (must-see tourist attractions & museums), where to stay (hotels, pensions and of course, hostels, including yours truly), where to eat & drink (restaurants & cafes; pubs, bars & clubs), what to do if you like active travel & sports.

Superstitions: Do's & Don'ts in Romania

Even Bram Stoker, who dazed and confused a lot of people and continues to do so, makes a note in his famous novel ‘Dracula’ regarding the superstitious people inhabiting Transylvania. So clearly, we have a pattern here! We’d therefore like to give you a heads up on the matter, as you might come across some of these do's and don’ts.

Skiing in Poiana Brasov - Regular Updates from Brasov City Hall

Brasov City Hall updates its website regularly with the latest information regarding the skiing situation in Poiana Brasov (~every three days). Since the upgraded ski area was opened last year in December, both the quality of the skiing and related services improved while the skiing season was extended to four months annually.

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