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Hello! We discovered the Magic of Transylvania over 20 years ago and now it’s your turn! From castle ruins perched precariously on rocky crags and beautifully preserved medieval fortified churches, to all that stunning Sibiu (European City of Culture 2007) has to offer. We invite you to stay with us and travel back to a land where time has stood still. Where horse and plough are still common and bears, wolves and lynx roam the forests. To stroll around spooky Sighisoara (the birth place of Count Dracula) and drink wine in the medieval house where he was born… if you dare! To spend time soaking up the relaxed pavement cafe culture and cosmopolitan atmosphere of Sibiu, then to sample local fare in a traditional cellar restaurant. Whether you choose to fill your days with trips and activities or simply get away from it all by walking in the most unspoilt terrain in Europe. Whether you chose to fill your evenings relaxing over drinks and dinner by the swimming pool or tracking bears and lynx through mystical forests. There really is something for everyone and we very much look forward to showing you the real Transylvania soon!
Susan, Robert, Jeremy, Diana and team
The Faragas Mountains provide a perfect backdrop for the Balea Lac Ice Hotel. Its remote location, at over 2000m is reached only by cable car making it an exclusive 10 room hotel. Set amidst breathtaking scenery, the Ice Hotel is rebuilt every year and the views and silent nights make a visit to the Ice Hotel a must. The stunning Ice Church is a short walk away.
Transylvania! Where could be more magical to spend a traditional Christmas?!
Cisnadioara village is only 10 kilometres from Sibiu, European City of Culture 2007 and Old Saxon Capital of Transylvania. Heralded by many to be the prettiest town in the old Austro-Hungarian Empire, Sibiu is now home to many cafes, bistros, pubs, clubs and good restaurants. Often referred to as a little Prague, Sibiu has three main squares, the largest hosting a traditional Saxon Christmas Market and Ice Skating Rink. Enjoy hot wine as you wander between the craft stalls or pause to watch children gliding across the glittering ice.
Christmas in Cisnadioara truly is magical! Most of the dwellings still use wood for fuel and the smell of the wood smoke and pine forests, on a crisp winters night, evokes a bygone age. There is very little light pollution and the snow glittering in the moonlight as you go for a night-time stroll is truly beautiful.
Transylvania! Where could be more magical to spend a traditional New Year?!
Cisnadioara village is only 10 kilometres from Sibiu, European City of Culture 2007 and Old Saxon Capital of Transylvania. Heralded by many to be the prettiest town in the old Austro-Hungarian Empire, Sibiu is now home to many cafes, bistros, pubs, clubs and good restaurants. Often referred to as a little Prague, Sibiu has three main squares, the largest hosting a traditional German Christmas Market and outdoor Ice Skating Rink. Enjoy hot mulled wine as you watch children gliding across the glittering ice.
Birth place of the legendary Count Dracula and home to Bats, Bears and Wolves. Wander around the medieval citadel of Dracula’s birth place and the labyrinth of eerie alleyways in Old Town Sibiu. Climb the spooky belfries of the Saxon Fortified Churches and receive Dr Van Helsing’s personal VIP invitation to party….Mmwwwhahaha!
Chilly enough in the evenings for log fires and hot mulled wine. October’s deep azure skies, mellow mists and autumnal colours, also make it ideal for walking and sightseeing.
All our village accommodation is in the beautiful traditional Saxon Village of Cisnadioara, watched over by the oldest ‘Fortified Church’ in Transylvania, dating from the 13th century. We have two houses about a 5 minute walk apart, both have fast free WiFi. The main house (Casa Alba) has a private swimming pool and ‘The Van Helsing’s Retreat’ for our guests use only.
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