The Turda Salt Mine is a tourist attraction located underground at a distance of about 120 m from the surface. An interesting thing is the complexity of the fact that such a precious mine from the historical point of view has been modernized within less than 2 years, and this attracts a total of approximately 600 thousand visitors per year. This salt mine is the place where history and futuristic elements meet, all in a very healthy micro-climate.
The mine offers visitors the opportunity to benefit from the halo-therapy, specifically by speleotherapy, to relieve respiratory diseases such as asthma, bronchitis or allergies. Also, the mine offers tourists the opportunity to ride the boat at 120 m depth or to use the only panoramic wheel in Europe that lies underground. However, before reaching the leisure area, tourists have to travel through a horizontal tunnel, which will lead them through several steps for a panoramic elevator that shows the Mine Rudolf in all its splendor.
For those with a fear of heights, it is possible to descend on the old stairs used since the mid 19th century . The Turda salt mine is today the expression of exploitation of salt and its importance among society. Salt has been exploited in this area since the days of pre-Roman and Romans. However, the oldest hall that is visited today is the mine Maria Theresa, where the operation of exploitation started in 1690. The entire operation was done manually in Turda until 1932, year in which the mine was completely closed for exploitation.
Transfăgărășan was named the most beautiful road in the world by the British TV show "Top Gear" and is one of the most famous roads not only in Romania but also in Europe. Its fame is due to the high altitude at which it was built and to the beautiful landscapes and numerous hairpin curves.
Its charm comes from the fact that it crosses the Făgăraș Mountains, the tallest mountain range in Romania. The Transfăgărășan highway reaches the altitude of 2.042 meters, being the second highest road in Romania after Transalpina.
Among the tourist attractions in the area we mention: Bâlea Lake and Waterfall, Vidraru Lake and dam, Goat Waterfall, Massif and Lake and Poenari Fortress. You’ll also find the Ice Hotel from Bâlea Lake opened in the winter, with access to the massifs and mountain trails around Transfăgărășan.
Driving through landscapes defined by rolling hills, the road climbs slowly to the upland regions, while hardwood forests transform into coniferous forests. The car slows down as the cliffs open up in front of you and the air becomes cooler, cleaner and the wind starts to blow stronger and stronger.
Săpânţa village is located in the extreme north of Romania and became known nationally and internationally because of the traditions, the customs, the traditional crafts from Maramures and not least, beacuse of the famous „Merry Cemetery”. Merry Cemetery of Sapanta is ranked first among memorials in Europe and second in the world after ,, Valley of the Kings ". "The Merry Cemetery" is the creation of the sculptor, painter and popular poet Stan Ion Patras, becoming one of the most important tourist attractions in Maramures and beyond. This objective has been named ,, Merry Cemetery " because of the epitaphs and the satirical poems imprinted on the crosses and beacuse of the multitude of bright colors used for painting them.
The Danube Delta covers an area of 580,000 hectares, representing 2.5% of the total surface of Romania (22nd place among the deltas of the world and 3rd in Europe after the Volga and Kuban). The universal natural heritage value of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve was recognized by its inclusion in the World Cultural and Natural Heritage List in December 1990.
The Danube Delta is the only delta in the world, declared a Biosphere Reserve, being the largest compact area of reed beds on the planet.
It is a living museum of biodiversity, home to over 1830 species of trees and plants, over 2440 species of insects, 91 species of molluscs, 11 species of reptiles, 10 species of amphibians, 320 species of birds, 44 species of mammals, many of them being declared unique species and natural monuments, and also 133 species of fish.
Built in the 14th century by the merchants of Braşov on the site of a Teutonic Knights stronghold, Bran Castleis is strategically situated on an old Transcarpathian commercial road. The castle owes its fame to its association with the legend of Count Dracula.
The legend tells us that the wife of a prince killed herself because she thought her husband had died in battle. Furious with God, the prince who had returned from war, made a pact with the devil and became an immortal vampire always looking for women who resembled his wife.
The legend was inspired by the historical figure, Vlad Ţepeş (1456-1462), ruler of Wallachia, who was known for his cruelty with which he treated his enemies. The historical truth is that Vlad Ţepeş only passed by the Castle, which is now a museum, on his way into exile.