Probably most of you when you hear the name Transylvania you think Dracula.
Beside the very famous Bram Stoker’s vampire legend here are a few things you should know about this place.
Transylvania is a region in the North-West of Romania covering about 101,000 square kilometers (39,000 square miles) with a population around 7.4 million people. Beside the Romanian majority there are other communities like Hungarians (about 19%), Gypsies (3%), German (0,5%) and Serb (0,2%). The biggest cities are Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara and Brasov.
Transylvania is also famous for it’s medieval Saxon cities — the “Siebenbürgen” in German — gems of old world architecture, with narrow alleys leading to haunting stairways and hidden courtyards.
With its splendid mountain scenery and alpine peaks, some of the best hiking and skiing resorts, rural villages and a rich traditional background Transylvania is truly a great experience.