A multitude of different influences – including Mediterranean, Oriental, Russian and Turkish ones – make both Romania’s language and culture something unique and special. The country’s myths, its national cuisine and its history know how to surprise visitors and how to make a trip to Romania an exceptional experience, no matter whether you start your tour at the Carpathian Mountains, the coast of the Black Sea or at the Danube Delta.
Like no other city, Bucharest manages to combine the antique with the modern. The Romanian capital boasts itself of impressive architecture of past centuries as well as modern edifices. In addition, the city is home to the second largest administrative building worldwide after the White House: the Palace of the Parliament. Sighișoara, the birth place of the world’s most famous vampire Vlad Tepes – better known as Dracula – is also worth a visit. Southern Bukovina, where the famous Voroneț Monastery or “The Sistine Chapel of the East” is located, should be on your agenda as well when discovering Romania. Ancient castles in general are a major part of the Romanian heritage, with Peleș Castle in Sinaia being among the most famous ones. If you want to discover the landscapes of Romania by foot, then a tour of the Transfăgărășan, a paved road in the Carpathian Mountains, is highly recommended. For a very unique part of Romanian culture, you should visit the Merry Cemetery of Săpânța, which is famous for its colourful tombstones.
Ever since the country’s entry in the EU in 2007, Romania’s transport network has steadily been modernised. Due to inexpensive coach tickets, taking the bus is one of the best options for travellers who want to discover the landscapes and cities of Romania for little money. Every day, more and more coach companies such as Christian Transfers, Eurolines Germany or FlixBus connect destinations in Romania with cities all over Europe.