One of the most beautiful countries in the world is Romania. From the beautiful countryside, to historic monuments and bustling cities, this country has it all. A well-functioning train system transports visitors and locals alike across the country and provides picturesque access to some of the most amazing sights in the world. From the Roman and Turkish influences to the Germanic heritage that is interspersed throughout the culture, Romania promise to delight and inspire all who visit.
The area known as Transylvania holds mystery and intrigue for all who visit. Home to the Brasov fortress in Brasov and, not too far away, Bran Castle, this area of the world is where history and legend meet. Also located here is the historic birthplace of Vlad Tepes, known as Dracula, in Sighisoara.
Peles Castle, the historic home of the royal Hapsburg family is also located in the Transylvanian countryside. Open to visitors daily, this trip through the royal homeland is comparable to visits to Buckingham Palace and other locations further west. Located also on the property is a smaller home known as Little Peles. This home was built by the children of the king, so he could keep tabs on them and watch the grandchildren grow up. The family cemetery is located at Peles and visitors are encouraged to sincerely pay homage to the royal family. And there are guards nearby to ensure such takes place.
Many Roman and Dacian ruins are prevalent throughout Romania. Active archeological dig sites are located throughout the country, as the Romanian people work to preserve and educate the populace on the history of their land. Blending mythology with history and creating something new, Romania has much to offer. Visitors will find this land charming and will leave with a desire to return.