Transylvania : the Bradt Travel GuideBook - 2008-
Comprehensive chapter-per-county coverage is offered, including details to cater for the diverse range of travelers to the region, from city breaks to rural escapes, ski enthusiasts to charity volunteers. Thoroughly updated, the new edition reflects all the changes of the past few years, from improved transport infrastructure (in particular the regional airports at Cluj, Sibiu and Târgu Mureş) to the completion of new motorway routes, such as that between Sibiu and Deva. Included are a number of striking new accommodation options: the sustainable guesthouse in Valea Zălanului owned by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, and the mountaintop retreat of Raven's Nest in the Apuseni Mountains, as well as complete practical advice. More attractions have opened up, such as Baroque palaces formerly owned by Hungarian aristocrats, seized under the Communist regime and now being restored by the descendants of their original owners. The region is developing for new types of tourism, such as summer rock festivals, notably the Untold Festival at Cluj and Electric Castle Festival at Bonţida. One of the most beautiful regions in central Europe and home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Transylvania preserves its cultural and artistic treasures in a unique landscape, bordered on three sides by the Carpathian Mountains. Other natural phenomena include the Scărişoara ice cave in the Apuseni Mountains and the Sfanta Ana volcanic crater lake in Harghita.
Publisher: Chalfont St. Peter : Bradt Travel Guides, 2008-
Branch Call Number: 914.984 BRADT
Characteristics: 342 pages, 1 volume : illustrations (colour), maps (colour) ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Transylvania : the Bradt travel guide