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12 Transylvanian Castles You Can’t Miss

Corvin Castle in Transylvania beneath fluffy clouds.

When you imagine medieval European castles, Romania probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind. With so many stunningly preserved castles throughout the entirety of Western Europe, it’s easy to overlook the magnificent Transylvanian castles – but you shouldn’t!  Though the region is most famous for the infamous Dracula’s Castle of Transylvania, aka Bran …

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Bran Castle: The Ultimate Guide

Bran Castle in an aerial shot seen through the Transylvanian forests.

Bran Castle is a national monument and landmark in Romania. The castle is on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia, on a high rock above the river valley. The Teutonic Knights built the castle in the 13th century as a defensive stronghold, which later became a royal residence. The castle attracts thousands of tourists every …

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Corvin Castle: The Ultimate Visitor’s Guide

Red pointed roofs of Corvin Castle with a bridge leading up to the entrance under blue and cloudy skies.

If you’re interested in visiting Corvin Castle, aptly designated one of the unofficial Seven Wonders of Romania, you’ll be thrilled to know that it’s open to the public. Located in Hunedoara, this medieval structure is one of Europe’s largest castles and (in my opinion) the most beautiful of the Transylvanian Castles. It’s definitely one of …

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Top Things To Know Before Traveling To Transylvania

Red rooftops of Brasov in the forest-covered mountains of Transylvania.

If you’ve stumbled across this page, I can only assume you’ve decided to take the plunge and travel to Transylvania! Congratulations. Start preparing yourself now for a land unlike any you’ve ever seen before. Transylvania, Romania is one of the most unique and beautiful regions in the world. From the hearty traditional food, to the …

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A Perfect Day in Rimetea Village

Beautiful Romanian village Rimetea seen from above

If you’re basing your Transylvanian stay in Alba Iulia or Cluj-Napoca, Rimetea Village in Romania is a place that you simply must visit. This UNESCO World Heritage Hungarian village has a history dating back over 1000 years. Nestled in the Trascau Mountains, Rimetea (Torockó in Hungarian) is consistently touted as one of the most beautiful …

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Train From Budapest, Hungary To Sibiu, Romania

Sibiu train at train station

If flying isn’t your thing, or, like me, you’re traveling Europe with a dog, trains are an excellent option! Not only do trains cut down on your carbon footprint while traveling, but there’s something romantic about a long train ride across countries. Sometimes, however, train travel across country borders can be nerve-wracking if you’re unsure …

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