217. Brasov, Romania
Why Brasov, Romania
The Transylvania area of Romania is a treasure trove of unfamiliar destinations. Most just think of Dracula when they hear of Transylvania, but the region has so much more to offer and Brasov, pronounced “Brashov” is one of those places.
Brasov is located in central Romania just north of Sinaia and east of Sibiu in the Transylvania region.
How To Get Here
The nearest commercial airport is the Sibiu International Airport (SBZ).
The airlines serving the Sibiu International Airport (SBZ):
Austrian Airlines (OS), Blue Air (0B), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Tarom (RO) and Wizz Air (W6).
The nearest major airport is Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP).
The following airlines serve the Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP):
Arkia-Israeli Airlines (IZ), Alitalia (AZ), Air France (AF), Aeroflot (SU), Air Moldova (9U), Air Serbia (JU), Aegean Airlines (A3), British Airways (BA), Blue Air (0B), Croatia Airlines (OU), Czech Airlines (OK), Dniproavia (Z6), ELLINAIR S.A. (EL), El Al Airlines (LY), Eurowings (EW), FlyDubai (FZ), Germanwings (4U), Iberia Airlines (IB), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), LOT Polish (LO), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Meridiana Airlines (IG), Pegasus Airlines (PC), Qatar Airways (QR), Ryanair (FR), Swiss Airlines (LX), SAS (SK), Turkish Airlines (TK), TAP Portugal (TP), Tarom (RO), Vueling (VY), Wizz Air (W6).
Eurolines has service to Romania from various points in Europe.
If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Hire A Local
This is the preferred method and the one I used. They know the winding road, so that make it all easier. JayWay Boutique Travel provides this level of service and took care of all the details for me. If you don’t want to use all the services of JayWay, its worth it to get a Guide once you arrive in Brashov. Having a Guide made the trip so much more memorable.
Where To Stay
There are local hotels and some chains available. The local ones are highly recommended as they give you a taste of Romania, but you can take your pick.
I stayed at Hotel Casa Wagner right on the Main Square.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
Lots of great local foods all over the town so you will have no issues at all. Plus you can really get any kind of food you desire.
What To Do
Brasov is a walking town. The largest attraction is the Black Church located at one end of the town Square. You may also walk around the city as well as go skiing in the winter time. You should also check out the White Tower. Oh and check out the narrowest street in Europe as well.
Currency: Leu (RON)
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