348. Rupea Fortress, Romania
Why Rupea Fortress, Romania
Need a place to stop and enjoy Transylvania just outside of Brasov, Romania? This is it. You can see for miles which is why the fort was built in the first place. Miles and miles of endless beautiful views of the country side.
Rupea Fortress is located just northwest of Brasov which is located in central Romania just north of Sinaia and east of Sibiu in the Transylvania region.
How To Get Here
Start your booking at RailEurope or Eurail. There are trains from Bucharest, Sibiu and Sighișoara and other surrounding cities to Brasov and then there is a train from Brasov to nearby Rupea. A taxi is required after that.
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 way to see the Rupea Fortress and the one I used. We had a Guide who knew his stuff very well. JayWay Boutique Travel provides this level of service and took care of all the details for me.
Where To Stay
There are hotels available in nearby Rupea. You may also stay in Brasov as well.
I stayed at Hotel Casa Wagner in Brasov right on the Main Square.
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Where To Eat
There is a local food stand at the Fort. If you want more food, head into the town of Rupea or head to Brasov.
What To Do
The Rupea Fort is worth taking the walk. Its a bit of a walk to explore the Fort.
However, once you make it to the top, the view of the town of Rupea and the surrounding landscape is completely worth it. Find additional information about Rupea Fortress.
Currency: Leu (RON)
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