- Bran Castle – Visiting Dracula’s Castle
- Balea Lake The Most Impressive Glacier Lake in Romania
- Turda Salt Mine An Underground Amusement Park
- Transfagarasan – A Unique Highway
- Corvin Castle – an Inspiration for Dracula
- The Iron Gates in Romania
- Clay Castle upon the Valley of the Fairies
- Experience Nature Bigar Waterfall
- The Cultural Harbor / Port Cultural Cetate
- Skigyimes Alpine Coaster in Romania
- Visit a Prison: Sighet Memorial Inside a Communist Prison
This moss coated fall was first uncovered to the world in 2013, when The World Geography placed it in a guide, among other 7 unique waterfalls around the world.
Located in Caras-Severin, a County in South-West of Romania, this stunning green waterfall remained a hidden pearl of the area for quite some time. Untouched by the hands of men, and visited by locals and few tourists in the past, Bigar Waterfall is now known world-wide for its royal beauty.
Surrounded by Cheile Nerei-Beusnita National Park, a protected area since 2000, Bigar Waterfall spreads and falls in tiny shreds from the Aninei Mountains to its final destination – Minis River.
If you’re always eager to take easy hikes or simply enjoy wildlife, then you should not miss the opportunity to venture into the Park.
With an area of 36.758 ha, this nature’s masterpiece shelters a large variety of fauna and flora. Some of the species found here are endemic or very rare.
If you are lucky, you can get a glimpse of a majestic deer, a shy otter or even a grumpy bear! Just be careful – due to the fact that many tourists started feeding the bears in the area, they can get pretty close to you.
Always remember they are wild animals and can be very unpredictable. So, it’s safer to stay away from them, even if they seem friendly. Oh yeah, and vipers, don’t forget the vipers!
Some landmarks of the area that are truly worth mentioning are the Devil’s Lakes, Beusnita Waterfall and The Eye of Bei (Ochiul Beiului). These stunning landscapes contour nature as it really is – imperial, alive, yet relaxing.
If you’re placing Bigar waterfall on your list, make sure you also check out the surroundings!
The glorious Nera River winds through the Semenic Mountains and carves spectacular sceneries. It flows South fow some times after which it turns Southwest. For the remaining 27 km it becomes the border between Romania and its Serbian neighbours, embellishing the region with astonishing greenery and joining the Danube later on.
It you find yourself near this fairytale – like region, especially on a Summer day, I would urge you to settle in one of the cabains at Egreta – Berzasca. They are almost 65km away and can easily be reached by car. This complex offers a relaxing time and a true zen atmosphere. I was able to stay there for a couple of nights (65 EUR/night) and hear the Danube waters rock the cabain in a lulaby.
You need to book the cabin in advance, usually 3-4 weeks before. During summer it can get quite difficult to find a spot there, until even in October (that’s when I was). The weather was nice and although it was quite chilly at night, the temperature in the room was perfect! Forgot to mention they also offer you fishing rods if you’re a fan!
So, if you love nature and enjoy walking in the woods, Romania definitely has some places to offer. Starting with green forests, the Carpathian Mountains, medieval towns, natural lakes and ending with the Danube Delta, you will be quite surprised of the views it has to reveal.
Let me know in a comment what was your favorite place in Romania and also if you plan on travelling there soon!