Romania offers the most unique Halloween experience in the world. In Transylvania, you’ll come across everything that you imagine to be related with halloween – haunted castles, gothic architecture, myths about werewolves and Dracula are just a few examples. Intrepid and G Adventures both offer great itineraries for this special holiday season. Below are a few places to visit within Transylvania.
Brasov is the city where you will find medieval Saxon walls and bastions surrounded by the gothic style Black Church. You can climb or take the cable car up Mt Tampa to get an incredible view of the city or visit the Museum of the Romanian Peasant. Indulge in local dishes and learn how to make traditional cuisine. Here you’ll experience home cooked food such as tocanita – a meat stew with tomatoes and ciroba – a sour meatball soup.
The small village of Viscri was once the land of Saxons and is a renowned World Heritage Site that has remained in the same state for 900 years. Thought to be the oldest church in all of Transylvania is below.
Sighisoara is home to “Dracula’s Castle”. Learn about the myths and stories of the birthplace of Dracula and visit Bran Castle where Dracula had many appearances.
Bucharest is a great starting and ending point for your trip on the Transylvania route. Here you can see Piata Unirii which is one of Europe’s largest squares and then visit a 12 storey Palace that is home to Bucharest’s parliament building – Ceausima which is one of the largest buildings in the world.