Blăjel is a 500 head strong village in the very heart of Transylvania. The village is rich with four churches, three small shops (one of them located right across the street), and a pub.
In the village of Bazna (at 6km to the West) you’ll find a modern spa with all facilities, one of the famous Saxon fortified churches and a small Saxon museum.
At the same distance to the South you cannot miss the 55.000 strong city of Mediaş. It is a booming industrial place with a medieval history and village centre. The traditional daily food market and the already three large supermarkets illustrate the “Two Worlds”. The local farmer drives his wooden horse-cart along the cinema, discotheque or casino.
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Sibiu definitely makes a nice day trip too. This provincial capital (275.000) was cultural capital of Europe in 2007. The Grand Square with the magnificent city hall and the world famous Brukenthal Museum surely make you want to return.
On the way to beautiful Sibiu you might want to make a stopover at Copşa Mică. In the old world (up to 1993) the second most polluted town in Europe, only beaten by Chernobyl. Nowadays Copşa Mică has turned into a colourful village struggling it’s way into industrial filters and worker’s health demands.
UNESCO World Heritage sites
Două Lumi is located right in the middle of Saxonland with its many fortified churches built to protect the population against Turkish attacks in the late Middle Ages. The churches in the village of Biertan and Valea Viilor have been registered in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The same goes for Sighişoara’s citadel. Absolutely not to be missed. Souvenir shops exploit Dracula’s birth place of course, but the old town surely shows you Transylvania’s best (even without the omnipresent pictures of the “Impaler”).
Nature is “hike and bike friendly” here. For a breathtaking view and a truly unforgettable experience you can leave your stuff with us for a few days and take a trip crossing the Carpathians. We do offer suggestions for overnight stays.