Travel to Romania – General information

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Romania suffered greatly during the socialist era under the dictator Ceausescu. The people were mercilessly oppressed, villages and districts were demolished against the will of the residents and replaced by socialist buildings. The end was quick and bloody. A few days after the successful revolution in 1989, Ceausescu and his wife were executed after a summary trial. Today Romania is seeking connection to the West. Romania has been a member of the European Union since January 1, 2007. Tourism is developing slowly. There are now a few places on the Black Sea for Western package tourists. Individual vacationers go to Bucharest and Transylvania, the home of Dracula. The unique natural landscape of the Danube Delta is also becoming increasingly popular for holidaymakers.

Dracula bus tours: Our recommendation to come to the famous Dracula Castle in Bran: Day tours from Bucharest can be booked very cheaply online on this website.

Arrival / connections in the country

You can reach Romania by train from Central Europe, for example via Hungary. Direct train connections are also available from Moscow, Prague, Belgrade, Warsaw and Chisinau in Moldova. Buses and trains go to Bulgaria. International trains are significantly more expensive than national ones. If you have to save money, you can take a train to the border region and then take the bus across the border. Ferries travel across the wide Danube to Bulgaria (often long waiting times). From Budapest you can reach Bucharest by train several times a day.

Video Top Sights in Romania (YouTube. English)

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Bucharest – the capital:
Your Romanian adventure begins in the vibrant capital Bucharest. Explore the historic old town with its cobbled streets leading to charming cafes, bustling markets and centuries-old churches. Don’t miss the imposing Parliament Building, one of the heaviest buildings in the world, which tells of the country’s complex history.

Dracula’s Castle – Bran Castle:
No visit to Romania should be complete without a visit to Bran Castle, the place associated with the legendary Dracula. Perched on a hill in the Carpathian Mountains, this medieval fortress offers breathtaking views and a glimpse into the mysterious world of Vlad the Impaler.

Bus excursions to Bran

Sibiu – European Capital of Culture:
Hermannstadt (Sibiu) in Transylvania is a jewel in the crown of Romania’s cultural wealth. Stroll through the medieval squares, marvel at the Council Tower and visit the Brukental National Museum, which was named European Capital of Culture in 2007, underlining its artistic and historical significance.

Dracula bus tours: Our recommendation to come to the famous Dracula Castle in Bran: Day tours from Bucharest can be booked very cheaply online on this website.

Painted monasteries:
Visit the painted monasteries of Northern Moldova, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Decorated with vivid frescoes depicting biblical scenes, monasteries such as Voroneo and Humor are masterpieces of Byzantine art and architecture.

The Transfăgărășan Highway is a scenic drive through the Carpathians. It winds through beautiful countryside and offers panoramic views, passes glacial lakes and reaches the summit of Lake Barea. It is a journey through Romania’s natural beauty.

Peres Castle Carpathians:
The fairytale Peres Castle in the Carpathians is a masterpiece of German Renaissance architecture. Surrounded by lush gardens, you can explore the magnificent rooms decorated with ornate woodwork and stained glass. Bus tours: Our recommendation to come to Peles Castle. You can book day tours from Bucharest very cheaply online on this website. Usually in combination with other sights such as the Dracula Bran Castle.

Cluj-Napoca Transylvania:
The vibrant cultural center of Cluj-Napoca is the unofficial capital of Transylvania. Visit St. Michael’s Church, stroll through the Central Park and explore the Cluj Botanical Garden. The city’s young energy and historic charm make it an unmissable travel destination.

Danube Delta:
Immerse yourself in the silence of the Danube Delta, a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Take a boat trip through an intricate network of waterways and discover diverse wildlife and picturesque landscapes. Bird watchers will be fascinated by the birds that inhabit the delta.

Alba Yulia – Fortress:
Travel back in time in Alba Yulia, a fortress town with a rich history. The Citadel of Alba Julia is a star-shaped fortress that played an important role in the Great Union of 1918. Explore the bastions, gates and historical monuments that tell the story of Romania’s unification.

Maramureș wooden church:
End your Romania trip in Maramureș, known for its well-preserved traditions and unique wooden churches. Marvel at the intricate wooden architecture of Săpânța’s Cemetery of the Merry and experience the warm rural life of Maramureș.

Tours Krakow

Auschwitz bus tours
Wieliczka bus tours
Tour Zakopane

Romania information

Resident 19 million
Area Romania 240,000 km² (corresponds roughly to the old Federal Republic of Germany without the new federal states)
Inhabitants / km² 80 (medium population)
Capital city Bucharest
Language Romanian
religion predominantly Romanian Orthodox
currency Leu
gross domestic product 13000 US dollars / inhabitant in 2023 (rather poor country)

no, with ID, Romania is an EU member

Area code of Germany 0040
Internet addresses .ro
Vehicle license plate Ro
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