Blăjel is a small authentic Romanian village with a population of just 500 people in the very heart of Transylvania. The village is rich with four churches, three small shops (one of them is located right across the street), and a small pub.
In the village of Bazna (at 6km to the West) you’ll find a modern spa, one of the famous Saxon fortified churches and a small Saxon museum.
At just 10 km to the South you cannot miss the 55.000 strong city of Mediaş. It is a booming industrial place with a medieval history and cozy village centre. The traditional daily food market and the three large supermarkets really illustrate the “Two Worlds” that you find so often in Romania. The local farmer drives his wooden horse-cart along the cinema, discotheque or casino.
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Sibiu definitely makes for a nice day trip too. This provincial capital (275.000) was cultural capital of Europe in 2007. The Grand Square, Piaţa Mare, with its magnificent city hall and the world famous Brukenthal Museum surely make you want to return.
Along the Cetăţii-street, also knowns as ”Fortress-street”, you will find a defence tower from the middle ages. Cetăţii-street is also known for it’s colourfull houses and authentic Romanian ambiance.
The town of Sighisoara is a 45-minute drive from the campsite, but well worth the drive. This authentic 16th-century town has a charm rarely seen. With its narrow stone streets, nine towers and romantic squares, this city is perfect for strolling around and marvelling at its surroundings.
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 Carpathian mountains. The Transfagarasan road that leads up to a height of 2km is a must drive for all motorcycle and car enthousiasts or anyone who loves a grand view.