Generally speaking, people like stories. And narrowing it down, we can say a particular category of people seek to create those stories by broadening their horizons.
Those are the travelers.
When you visit Transylvania, you can count yourself among the wanderers who collect memories and impressions to cherish for years to come.
Because this land hugged by the Carpathian Mountains is not easily forgettable.
You’ll find out why in a few minutes.
Visit Transylvania – But How?
So, is it possible to say it can be discovered in only 2 days?
The answer is “yes – but with the right vehicle”.
What we’re talking about is actually a tour called Transylvania Break.
Here’s how your first day will look like in terms of destinations:
On your second day, you get to explore the medieval city of Sighisoara more thoroughly, then you’ll head back to Bucharest with a stop to Bran Castle.
As expected, Sighisoara is the highlight of a tour when you visit Transylvania- and you’ll get to see why.
Sighisoara – Vibes from the Past, Good Times to the Present
Entering the fortified walls of Sighisoara may well turn you into a time traveler.
The 12th-century citadel deserves the praises it gets for being one of the few inhabited medieval fortresses in Europe.
And there’s even more about Sighisoara:
- it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1999
- locals are still inhabiting buildings dating back to the 16th century
- it is not tourist-territory only; you can even meet children going to school or local merchants.
Once you’ve made your way to the hill the fortress is situated upon, watch out for the following points of interest:
- The Clock Tower – the go-to spot for taking photos of the city scenery and admiring the clock internal mechanisms. Once you step inside the tower building, you start climbing up the stairs through the Sighisoara History Museum. You’ll notice seven statuettes which stand for seven ancient deities, planets and basic metals. On the outside, the most noticeable features are the two opposite clock dials which also display a niche with figurines. These figurines are symbols of power: Peace Goddess, Justice and Righteousness, Day and Night and the Little Drummer
- The Church on the Hill – a fortified Gothic monument built in the 15th century, host to the only ancient crypt in Transylvania
- The Cemetery
- The Scholar’s Stairs.
This blend of Saxon architecture and contemporary inhabiting is best visible throughout the Sighisoara Medieval Festival – one of those events you have to know beforehand of, so as not to miss.
When is it happening? In late July – this year it’s on 28th through 30th.
What can you expect?
In just a few words:
- medieval knights battling on the cobblestone streets
- medieval dancing
- medieval music
- medieval poetry/theater
- medieval costume exhibitions
- artisans exhibiting vintage pieces.
While you can take part in other medieval festivals around Europe, neither of them is held among the colorful houses of the only inhabited citadel on the continent.
Sighisoara is not the only history-rich place you can feast your eyes in. When you visit Transylvania, you encounter the same medieval vibe throughout Brasov or Bran as well.
That’s why you should make sure you contact us right away and start planning a carefree trip to the heart of Romania.