Romania & Bulgaria - Transylvania (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Transylvania chapter from Lonely Planet’s Romania & Bulgaria guide-book.

Transylvania’s forested valleys and Gothic castles are forever embedded in the popular imagination. Even before arriving, most visitors can picture this land of dark fairy-tales, where fog drapes like cobwebs over the Carpathian Mountains.

  • trip along the cobbled lanes of the medieval town of Sighisoara
  • maps
  • marvel at lost-in-time citadels surrounded by green meadowland in the region's fortified Saxon villages, such as charming Biertan and Viscri
  • transport
  • hold your breath in a bear hide, or watch the mighty mammals recuperate, at Libearty Bear Sanctuary
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Prahova Valley, Sinaia, Bucegi Mountains, Predeal, Brasov & Around, Bran, Poiana Brasov, Zarnesti, Harman & Prejmer, Saxon Land, Sighisoara, Fortified Saxon Villages, Fagaras Mountains, Sibiu & Around, Szekely Land, Sfantu Gheorghe, Miercurea Ciuc, Gheorgheni, Odorheiu Secuiesc, Odorheiu Secuiesc, Targu Mures, Southwest Transylvania, Alba Iulia, Deva, Retezat Mountains, Northern Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca, Turda, Huedin Microregion, Apuseni Mountains, Bistrita.

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