You should definitely take a look at the Transfagarasan pass road, which you surely already know, but you were not aware that it is located in Romania. In many commercials of cars, they drive over the beautiful pass road. This leads from the Arges Valley over the Transylvanian Alps to Oberkerz in Transylvania. However, the road is open only a few months a year. It is one of the most beautiful roads in the world and was highlighted by the Top Gear team.

Transfagarasan Road

Transfagarasan Road


The Transfagarasan pass road (German: Transfogarascher Hochstraße) connects southern Wallachia with northern Transylvania. However, the road is open only a few months a year. Along the road you will find some accommodations, the most beautiful location in my opinion is at Balea Lac, the beautiful mountain lake on the northern side. Also worth seeing is Vidraru Lake on the southern side. Transfagarasan is simply a dream road, which is snow covered in winter and not passable.

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Transfagarasan Road

On this magnificent mountain road (National Road DN 7) is also the Poenari Castle (Cetatea Poenari) in Arefu, here Vlad Tepes, who is said to have been the inspiration for the character Dracula, actually lived. And everyone who comes to Romania wants to have seen where Dracula lived, right? On the northern side you can also use the cable car to get to the mountain lake Balea Lac. A hiking trail leads to the Balea waterfall.

Transfagarasan Road

Designation: National road DN 7

Length: 150 Km

Most beautiful section : south from Cetatea Poenari to north Hotel Balea Cascada or vice versa

From Brasov the Transfagarasan is about 130 kilometers away and from Sibiu 75 kilometers. There are also day trips there, which you can book online.

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