Balea Waterfall is located in the Fagaras Mountains at 1,200 m altitude. It is the largest waterfall in steps of Romania, with a fall of 60 m, and marks the glacial Balea lower gear. The cable car gives an incredible landscape. Balea waterfall can be seen in its true size. The access to the waterfall is from Sibiu, on the Transfagarasan road , Balea Waterfall to the cottage and hence to reach the waterfall right, you must follow a route marked with a red dot. If you arrive in the area, you can also visit the Balea Lake (the largest glacial lake), Lake Capra and the Goat Lake.
The Balea Ice Hotel represents one of the most innovative attractions of the Fagaras Mountains. Since the beginning of its construction, the Ice Hotel at Balea Lac was considered a fairly new idea for many people that manage to get adrenaline in life. Currently it is unique in Eastern Europe. The construction of the Ice Hotel at Balea Lac is possible each year using the glacial ice lake - in other words, using materials provided by nature.
Therefore, the hotel is opened more in winter than in summer, which can not be kept. Blocks of ice are removed from inside the Balea Lake, carefully cut and stacked together so that it can be created an entirely new architecture. Very close to the hotel were built several igloos that offer tourists the opportunity to experience a little of northern cold life. The architecture enables the operation of a restaurant, used in carrying out numerous events. The hotel rooms comprise beds of ice, where tourists can rest, wrapped in sleeping bags and fluffy fur.
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Sibiu is full of sights and places to be visited, most concentrated on its historic city center and around thereof.
So you do not need transport some comfortable shoes are recommended, you can go on foot on the whole historic medieval part and breathe the fresh air.
Sibiu was ranked the eight among the most beautiful locations in Europe, a top made by US magazine Forbes.
Described as a small town located in the heart of Transylvania, known for its natural beauty, landscapes and rich history, Sibiu has even surpassed Rome, the capital of Italy, and the Spanish city Deiam according to American rankings.
In 2007 Sibiu was named the European Capital of Culture.
The apartments situated on the cobbled streets surrounded by buildings in pastel colors are quoted at just under 50,000 euro, the American journalists wrote in Forbes about it .
Sibiu is one of the most important cities of Transylvania and was the capital of Ardeal twice.
The first time between 1692-1791 and then 1849-1865.
In 2007, Sibiu was the European Capital of Culture together with Luxembourg.
Sibiu has also been the place of German minorities of Romania since medieval times and has a great historical culture.
The villages have great old traditions and here you can meet blond-haired, blue-eyed people, speakers with German accent, traits of original inhabitants that once lived there.
Despite Germans, Sibiu hosts minorities of Hungarians, Austrians, Slovacks and Ukranians.
Today Sibiu is of an unestimable charm.
It is a great city of art and culture worthy to be visited.
You can explore its pavements, cafes, the squares and its churches on foot even.
Sibiu has many cultural centers, a lot of historical places, monuments and theaters.