Where is Transylvania Frequently asked questions about Transylvania

Transylvania is located in the central part of Romania, it is one of Eastern Europe’s most amazing regions.

In Romanian, Transylvania is known as Ardeal, in German as Siebenbürgen, in Hungarian as Erdély, in latin Ultrasylvania from ultra silvam, meaning the land "beyond the forest".

Is the currency of Romania - leu or RON

Transylvania has four distinct seasons. In the Summer temperatures can reach up to 30-35 Celsius. In the winter temperatures could go easily down to -15 Celsius; in the mounntains as altitude increases the temperatures can go down to -25 Celsius and sometimes down to -30 Celsius.

Awesome colours of nature that you can only see in Autumn or the rebirth of nature in Spring time will captivate your eyes and your mind. In the winter hills, forests and high cliffs are covered with magic white, so you can practice your favourite winter sports in Transylvania's Winter Resorts. In the summer is hot and sunny, bring your sun glasses and sun cream, of course sometimes it may be raining as well.

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Vlad Dracula nicknamed Vlad the Impaler (in Romanian - Vlad Tepes) was born in 1431 in Transylvania in the fortress of Sighisoara.

Dracula's (Vlad the Impaler) father was called "Dracul" (in Romanian) meaning "devil" or "dragon" because he belonged to the Order of the Dragon, which fought with the Muslim Ottoman Empire. "Dracula" or "Draculea" (in Romanian) means "son of Dracul", so young Vlad was "son of the Devil."

Dracula was nicknamed Vlad the Impaler (in Romanian - Vlad Tepes), because of his favorite method of punishment - to impale his enemies.

Transylvania is located in Romania, so people speak Romanian. In some eastern parts Hungarian is spoken by many people. There are a few people that speak German (the old Saxons or Sasi that remained here). Many people are speaking very well English (especially young people).

So ... What are you waiting for? Pack your bags and come to discover some of the most wonderful places in the world - The Amazing Beauties of Transylvania! - Don't forget the garlic!