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Multi-Days off-road motorcycle tours

Multi-Days off-road motorcycle tours

3 / 6  days adventure escape from Bucharest!

You will get away from capital. Not too far in kilometers, but still far from all the fuss around it. You will travel early in the morning from Bucharest to Doftana Valley area.

We will take care of your transfer.  Get equipped and start a easy –medium difficulty tour on the mountain overlooking on a incredible scenery. As you are the guest, the itinerary and difficulty will be established according to your skill.

As we want you to enjoy the tour under safe conditions, we will not get you on hard side of enduro. As a hint,  you will enjoy  terrain like dirt roads, grass, gravel, rocks, beautiful meadows .

Splashing ? Smashing Enduro Motorcycle tours!
Splashing ? Smashing Enduro Motorcycle tours!

Difficulty: easy – medium Requirements: motorcycle license

Things To Bring

Equipment ( helmet, boots, gloves, body armour,knees and elbow protections) Insurance

Inclusions

Tour includes: 3/ 5 nights accommodation in Breaza standard guesthouse 3/5 breakfasts Transfer to and from Bucharest (250 km tour retour) Experienced motorcycle guide and  touristic assistance Basic mechanical assistance 1 Romanian  traditional meal/ barbecue in Breaza Day trip  on Prahova Valley (Peles and Sfinx)

Exclusions

Bike and equipment rental ( for your comfort we suggest to bring your own protection equipment) Meals not specified Fuel INSURANCES ( compulsory) Entrance fees, photo taxes and cable car (Busteni- Sfinx)   Bike rental: Bike rent 40 EUR/ day Bikes to chose from: Kawasaki 125cc  2 strokes, 250 cc, 450 cc, KTM 540 cc – 4 strokes

Cancellation Policy

10 days prior adventure – free of charge 9-5 days prior adventure – 50% package cost 5-3 days prior adventure -70% package cost

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Standard Tour of Bucharest

Standard Tour of Bucharest

 

This is a short, but comprehensive tour thought the streets of Bucharest, once named  “Little Paris”.   You will enjoy a tour  on the streets of Bucharest and through its history. The car is driver by a professional drive and you are assisted by an authorized guide.

Meeting point : Hotel / Airport

Drop off : Hotel

Duration: 4 h

Route :

Press House- Arch of Triumph

Primaverii street- Herastrau Park-  Kiseleff Boulevard

Victoriei square – Victoria Palace (Government of Romania) – Romana Square  –

Victoriei Avenue – Cretulescu Church,  The Royal Palace ( National Museum of Art),  – Revolutiei (Revolution) Square – Central University Library-  Romanian Athenaeum Romanian Savings Bank

Bucharest Old City:  Prince Old court (Vlad the Impaller residence once), Manuc Inn, Lipscani street, Stavropoleous Church,

Cismigiu Park- Opera Square- Cotroceni Palace

Unirii Square

The Palace of Parliament

University square – Coltea Palace, the University Bucharest, the National Theatre

Magheru Boulevard

 

Availability:

Standard ( Skoda Octavia car, similar): 1-4 persons

Executive ( Skoda Superb, Mercedes E Class) : 1-4 persons

Exclusive ( Hoover/ Chrysler limousine): 1-8 persons

Small group ( Mercedes Vito, similar) : 1-8 persons

 

 

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Panoramic Tour of Bucharest

Panoramic Tour of Bucharest

 

This is a short, but comprehensive tour thought the streets of Bucharest, once named  “Little Paris”.   You will enjoy a tour  on the streets of Bucharest and through its history. The car is driver by a professional drive and you are assisted by an authorized guide.

Meeting point : Hotel / Airport

Drop off : Hotel

Duration: 2 h

Route :

Press House- Arch of Triumph

Primaverii street- Kiseleff Boulevard

Victoriei square – Victoria Palace (Government of Romania) – Romana Square  –

Victoriei Avenue – Cretulescu Church,  The Royal Palace ( National Museum of Art),  – Revolutiei (Revolution) Square – Central University Library-  Romanian Athenaeum Romanian Savings Bank

Unirii Square

The Palace of Parliament

University square – Coltea Palace, the University Bucharest, the National Theatre

Magheru Boulevard

Availability:

Standard ( Skoda Octavia car, similar): 1-4 persons

Executive ( Skoda Superb, Mercedes E Class) : 1-4 persons

Exclusive ( Hoover/ Chrysler limousine): 1-8 persons

Small group ( Mercedes Vito, similar) : 1-8 persons

 

 

 

 

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Story like city: Cluj Napoca

Story like city: Cluj Napoca

Cosmopolite, colorful, historical, University-based, relaxed, cultural, joyful ,  these are some of the attributes I find for Cluj Napoca.  They are not few, but still not enough to describe this Northern Transylvanian city.

Places on Feleacu Hill, Cluj Napoca is always an attraction for any type of tourist. Even a this late November day , this city  was sunny and shinning.  The glow came from inside, the sun was  friendly with Cluj Napoca, even if over all Romania was  announced and winter to start its role. The enormous gothic church, St. Michael ( the second biggest in Transylvania) surveys the Union Square of Cluj. Built between 14-15 century, the building still dominates the big city of 21 century. Its dimensions impresses the people passing by, regardless their religious opinion. To have an idea: It is 80 m tall and  70 m long!

Saint Michael Church - Cluj Napoca
Saint Michael Church – Cluj Napoca
 
Cluj Napoca- city Theatre

On the pedestrian area, people of all ages walk calm on the paved alley. Romanian flags fly on buildings  as a manifestation of happiness.  Restaurants, coffee shops and bars  welcome clients along the street. Places for all budgets and tastes: from doner kebab shop or pizzeria to traditional cabbage restaurant where you can have  tasty  local meal “varza a la Cluj” ( cabbage as in Cluj).

Cluj is Universitar city and Universities of every type are spread  here and there with their specific: arts, installations, medicine, technology  and… many students- young happy faces. The most known is Babes Bolay, University building of an eclectic architectural style, shelters over 50.000 students yearly.

Cluj Napoca- city Theatre
Cluj Napoca- city Theatre

On Avram Iancu Square The Orthodox church  watches over the city and over Avram Iancu statue. The grandness of the  Cathedral  overwhelms you and seems to have impresses even the statue in front of it. Built between 1923 -1933 in Romanian style, the 18 derricks of the church  watches over the Theater, the Theology University, the Metropolitan Palace.

The Cluj City Theatre faces the Orthodox Cathedral- proud  shows off its eclectic -colorful arcade style. Inaugurated in 1919, the building is in 2000’s a representative house of culture, beauty and grandeur.

I hope I teased you enough  to visit it.

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Targoviste, the residence of Vlad the Impaler.

Targoviste, the residence of Vlad the Impaler. A house of “Dracul” without vampires

 

When it comes to Romania, tourists show a great interest regarding Dracula or the character who inspired the fictional character, Vlad the Impeller (Vlad Tepes).  As falsely people consider Bran castle the place of Vlad the Impaler, today I am going to speak about The court in Targoviste where Vlad the Impaler ruled for a while and also brought his contribution.

Targoviste Court
Targoviste Court

Targoviste a city situated about 80 km away from Bucharest, the actual capital of Romania, used to be the capital of Wallachia for more than three centuries. During those times there were two capitals: Curtea de Arges and Targoviste.  The first time Targoviste was mentioned by Mircea the Old, also the4 grandfather of Vlad the Impaler, in 1417-1418 in a document issued for his son Mihai Ist ,who names Targoviste as his ruling court.

Chindia Tower
Chindia Tower

Next decades becomes a main court, having military and defense role against Ottomans constantly attacking Wallachia.  In  1462, after defeating the Ottoman sultan Mehmed II -nd  in the proximity of Targoviste,  military defense walls of the citadel are improved. The locals dug protection hall 20 m deep and rebuilt and extended fortifications ending in surveillance towers. During first leadership of Vlad the Impaler, the observation tower, known as Chindia tower was built.

 

In XVI the century, during Petru Cercel leadership the citadel was enlarged, they garrisoned it and added aqueduct in order to supply the residence with water.  Matei Basarab, (b. 1580, Brâncoveni – d. 9 aprilie 1654) remakes the protection hall, following his predecessor Petru Cercel fortifications and he built 10 bastions, naming them by the towns they were facing (eg. Buzau, Dealu) . The gates were squared, 8.5 m wide. The only existing gate is Dealu.  After a local ruler rebellion, Gheorghe Ghica (1659-1660) started getting down fortification in order to keep away from potential rebellion of potential attacks of Romanian ruler wanting his throne.

Targoviste flourished during Constantin Brancoveanu (b. 1654 – d. 15.08. 1714), a ruler who enlightened Wallachia arts, culture and architecture. He received the Ottoman consent to rebuilt the fortifications, he remade the facilities, the church, he added decorative and functional buildings.

 

Since Constantin Brancoveanu,  during history, Targoviste court faced fires, earthquakes binging as a ruin, a proof of Wallachia stormy history

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Day trips and activities in Oltenia

Polovragi cavi, a bat having a beauty representation
Polovragi cavi, a bat having a beauty representation

Day trips and activities in Oltenia

Activities offered by us are adventure activities, not extreme sport, specially prepared and adapted for people with normal physical condition, sport or technical skills, however,   the instructors  and the adequate activity will be the ones to supply the lack of participant physical. Moreover, the program only propose activities that we have total control over all elements of predictable and unpredictable and therefore will not find in our program paragliding, hang gliding or bungee, activities which may cause inconvenience practitioners. A misconception may form when the client read activity offers “extreme” or “extreme sport”, consisting of the most common sports activities like rock climbing, rappelling, zip line, mountain bike … and get to scare activities like rafting, caving or canyoning.
The program does not promote military activities to  effect a struggle with various weapons and could result in participants differentiate winners and losers or programs with activities that require skill, speed of reaction or other qualities, all but perhaps not relevant to the scope of the team, and do nothing to create a hierarchy of good and weak participants.
Cannoning / waterfalls

Transport is made by road vehicles about 30-40 min, mountain road, landscape, 4×4 items. Equipment (neoprene suits and shoes, helmet, harness …) and about 800 m canyoning through the valley water is a very spectacular, in a beautiful  natural setting, virgin landscape, with  some passages is body rafting (float because buoyancy neoprene)  or natural slides jumps in small pools. We arrive at the first waterfall of 20 m / vertical launching rope descends, whoever wants to do this .

Participants will have the opportunity to enter on the  flood flow, to swing  in the flow, to stand for a  massage in the most powerful torrent … fun and adrenaline. Continue the road through the canyon and about 50 m waterfall II reach 7 m / vertical that ends in a natural pool of about 60 square meters and 4-5 meters deep. Waterfall 2 is equipped with flights or participants can jump straight in the pool.  There are different level for jumping into the pool and maximum wading. The third waterfall  is 35 m / slope 45 degrees and return on a parallel course with waterfalls, back in the bed of canyonig and then  participants go to the cars.

Return to the location of accommodation. Participants must be only  bring casual clothes that allow them to change easily and necessary to bring a swimsuit. No need to know how to swim, neoprene suits ensure total buoyancy, thermal and mechanical. All participants receive a neoprene suit and shoes, helmet and harness. same activity performed with our machines, hundreds of gorgeous photos that are offered free to participants in digital format. An exceptional tour of Leisure Travel, an ideal natural combination of the three types of naturally occurring waterfalls (vertical, with pool and oblique) … 100% natural Aqua Park Activity It requires no technical knowledge, skills, sports or physical condition.

Cave exploring in pothole minus 20 m

It involves:

Equipping participants (overall, helmet with Stage-lighting fixtures, harness, carbines), 20-30 min easy hiking, natural setting, karsts landscape and discovers the entrance of the pit. It descends into the pit (minus 20 m) and then about 60 m horizontal gallery explores very well equipped with cave formations and a very good preservation.

Going into and out of the pit is very spectacular and fun descent and also it is  very interesting to explore. Participants can make a lot of photos with personal devices. For pit descent is descent is on rappel special devices or released.

Return to cars on another track. Participants must be only mountain  showes or ice and loose clothing to allow them to change easily. Participants receive caving suit, harness and helmet with Stage-lighting (lighting system).Activity requires no technical knowledge, skills, sports or physical condition.

 

Rappel, Tyrolean the bridge, climbing / mountaineering, + bonus mountain bike 

 

The activity takes place in a beautiful area quay walls 300-400 m, scenery. Booster (35m) and Tyrolean (60 m) from the bridge are more attractive than those on the rock, the booster after the first meter strings are hanging free and can do various oscillation and rotation in the air. It mounts two or three ropes and rappelling descents can be two to three participants each in tandem or a participant and an instructor. Super descent equipments allows to  release hands, stopping or lowering speed adjustment according to customer wishes. Special metal  devices design for fast access of participants from the canyon. Mountaineering and climbing workshop is arranged on a rock wall along a length of 20-30 m with a high degree of availability so that participants can discover the beauty of this activity and to gain early skills. For those who want to visit the keys or make a little trip on the road and mountain bike type ensure mountain tbike. Polovragi located at the entrance of Gorj from Bucharest, in the gorges, being able to visit the monastery and cave Polovragi. Participants must have mountain boots, otherwise we it is provided  all the required equipment. Participants can do their own devices with hundreds of spectacular photographs or video footage. It sits at the workshop as you want so make the most of the spectacular and attractive activities and to arrive on time at home. Activity requires no technical knowledge, skills, sports or physical condition.

 

Rafting

The activity takes place on  Jiu Valley, boarding place is in Lainici. It comes down on the regular course, 12 km, 210 m elevation gain, difficulty grade II-IV (grade IV is the maximum allowed in recreational rafting, gr. VI is maximum in rafting), downhill for 2-4 hours depending on what games are on the road, naval battles, contests, body rafting (float torrent due to buoyancy equipment). Take with our camera several hundred photos which are offered  for free to participants in digital format. Participants must be only wear casual clothes that allow them to change easily,  to have swimwear, towel, all the rest necessary equipment is  provided, shoes and neoprene clothing, helmet, life vests, special boats rafting 5 6 seats + 1 seat for instructor ….

Activity does not require technical knowledge, skills, sports, physical condition and is not a condition to can swim.

 

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A Romanian Tour – Imaginary travel

A Romanian Tour

Take a Romanian Tour – from Wallachia to Transylvania

 

When I say Romanian Tour, what do you imagine? “Vampires, the Country of Dracula!”, you will say! Well, I have to disappoint you.  There are no vampires here. If you ever had dreams of having your blood sucked by a vampire woman, here in Romania, you’d go back home in  tears because you travelled around the world and you didn’t even met a baby vampire. As we, Romanians, usually are welcoming hosts, we might find an actress to dress her up to have your fantasy half –fulfilled. If you want to get bitten, then bite yourself, – in reality, Romania has the most incredible and beautiful rural landscape!

 

Since I started my tour-operating business, I’ve travelled a lot and, in spite of Romania being my country, I keep getting surprised. Romania is a country of contrasts, a country of old traditions in a new world,  it is a country of permanent surprises and experiences. Prince Charles spoke only the best about Romanian country side. Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear asserted that Romania has one of the most beautiful roads in the world in the Transfagarasan Highway, and  I’m totally in love with it!

 

 

Now, without kidding, I have to tell you that Romania is a blessed country. In spite of its medium size, about 238.ooo square kilometers ( it is similar to UK’s size), Romania comprises all geographical forms except desert. This is a relief, isn’t it? The beautiful Carpathian Mountains cut the country into three big slices, across time; these slices were also politically divided: Wallachia, Transylvania and Moldavia. We still speak in terms of these large territorial divisions and I am going to say a few words about each of them.

 

Once the traveller arrives in Bucharest they are welcomed into the heart of Wallachia. This is the region south of the Carpathians, the land less known for leisure travellers  Bucharest is the capital and although it is the heart of  Romania;   it is not central, but  located in the southern side of Romania. In Wallachia Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler ) used to rule –  the character who inspired the fictional character of Dracula. Actually he was the leader of  Wallachia three times, but never in Transylvania, in spite of  the blood-inspired story of Bram Stoker, who described  Dracula as count of Transylvania.

 

Romanian Tour - The road to the magic Cave
The road to the magic Cave

Driving across Romania, you either love it, or hate it. As soon as you leave Bucharest and drive or ride north towards the mountains, the plain scenery comes alive. You also feel how your driving style changes gradually, if during your way up to Ploiesti, you have small sips of coffee or long yawns, as soon as you reach the so called “turbo zone”, breathe deeply and drive (drivers nick- named it ”turbo zone” as you can pull the throttle at max. Take care – some radars might be hidden behind the bushes and you get a fine as a souvenir!). Then one curve after another, you just feel the road and let the playful s-bends tease you, while you control them and enjoy your driving up to Breaza, then go further up to Sinaia on your Romanian Tour.

You can stop here; have a break, enjoy your meal, not in the centre of the ski resort, but in the restaurant of a  two star hotel, having tasty food at a reasonable price. I recommend you take your time, have a longer break and enjoy visiting the beautiful Peles Castle, once a royal summer house.

 

Romanian Tour - View of Sinaia and the Mountains
Sinaia

Mountain resorts are lined up one after another: Busteni, Azuga, Predeal up to Brasov. If you are not in a hurry, have another break in Busteni, have a short trip by cable car and visit the Romanian Sphinx, a natural wonder resembling the Egyptian one. Locals say that this megalith has magical power, other people consider it was made by aliens.  Magical or not, the scenery around is just magnificent!  Drive a bit longer on your Romanian Tour and you get  to Brasov. Brasov (Kronstadt) is the gate to Transylvania and  also the gateway to another world, even if  people are still of Romanian nationality.

 

Romanian Tour - View of the ROMANIAN SPHINX
ROMANIAN SPHINX

Even drivers and scenery become calmer. The turbulence of irritated drivers of the southern cities is left behind once you reach the high mountains. You can tell the local drivers by their snake like rhythm, looking happy when southern drivers overtake them.  Most likely they are continuously amazed and in profound admiration with the rural beauty they grew up in it!

 

Taking a tour through Carpathians  gives you such a big and enhancing feeling after you cross them, the mountains transform into green hills, the curves are less sudden. On the gentle hills around, now and there a hay stack or a cow herd spices the landscape. A man is riding a horse on the middle of the national road, another horse –drawn cart appears on your way!  Welcome to Transylvania, where you never get bitten by vampires, but you fall in love with a beautiful country.

If you are nice and follow me, I will carry on the story..:)

 

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Manastirea Comana, Comana Monastery

Comana Monastery comana 2

Manastirea Comana, Comana Monstery

 

The Wallachia monasteries are less known for tourists comparing to the ones in Moldavia, Maramures and even comparing to the fortified churches of Transylvania.  Comana Monstery is situated 30 km away from Bucharest, on Neajlov river valley. The monastery was build on a island in 1461 ,under Vlad the Impaller request and supervision.

As you drive to the Monastery the road is plane, hiding the history it carries since centuries and the marsh that helped Romanian rulers to fight Ottomans, while the latest were doing they planned to conquer the Christianity. Nowdays, the flat ground is covered with gardens and country side houses and there is nothing to remember the old geography, nor about the heroism acts happening there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEp0IdnfkWM

The Comana Monastery nowdays lies on the right arm of Neajlov and it still impresses by its statue and  beauty.   The main church is surrounded by high red high defense walls , as a proof of difficult times.  I am not going to say too much about the church architecture as I am not an expert. I am wording about how I felt when I first got there.

I was curious to visited, mainly as there is  a controversy about the famous Vlad the Impaler. It is said he is buried there, at Comana. At the same time, there is a second belief that the  famous character is buried at Snagov monastery, so I decided to visit the monastery to  see it for my eyes and soul. I wasn’t expecting  to be welcomed by Vlad Tepes (the Impaler), but at least I could sense the place.

Luckily, I took the decision to visit this church one Easter day. My driving was nice as it was sunny morning. As I crossed the Neajlov and left the  Neajlov Delta on my right hand, I noticed the walls of the church.  It was not as crowded as I imagine (one year later the situation totally different) . The garden was echoing the sound of semantron and monks were in a rush to the church service. We also entered to the church. Orthodox services are different, are chanted and vibrating. Even you not a believer or you do not understand a word, the religious hymns moves you, the listener, profoundly.

I like the church as it is simpler and less decorated than other Orthodox churches.  The simple setting, the green garden,  neat but not flashy, the modesty of the place.  It inspired the word and work of God. I haven’t met  Vlad Tepes  (Impaller) there, he did came out to say “hello” to me. Still, I felt that this is a suitable place where a hero can sleep forever. There is a back door in the main wall . As soon as I got out I saw down there, under the walls the Neajlov river, passing-by  joyful, bringing the winter snow transformed into water.

You don’t have to stay for long there to feel that you batteries are recharged. If Vlad Tepes is there, then there must be  a bless of Dracula, not a curse.  Whatever you reason for visiting Comana are,  visiting the monastery and the natural park it will always be healing.

 

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Flying trip above Bucharest’ s surroundings up to Carpathians

 

Flying trip above Bucharest’ s surroundings up to Carpathians

Flying trip above Bucharest' s surroundings up to Carpathians
Flying trip above Bucharest’ s surroundings up to Carpathians
Flying trip above Bucharest' s surroundings up to Carpathians
Flying trip above Bucharest’ s surroundings up to Carpathians

 

 

Have you ever considered visiting you destination from above?

 

You can this in Bucharest and see Bucharest surroundings from an light aerocraft.

 

We will  drive you to Sirna, Prahova county where your flying journey will start. The you have several trip options.

First you can enjoy a short , half an hour overflying Bucharest surroundings, Snagov lake, Snagov monastery.

Secondly, the experience pilot might teach you some tricks and aeroplane has double control.

And last and not least, you can fly across the Carpathian mountains as far as Sinaia by light aircraft, fly past the Caraiman Cross and return to the aerodrome. (80-minute flight).

 

Sinaia is also named the The Pearl of Carpathians. The fact is you will have the oportunity to see Sinaia from above. Moreover, you will experince what not too many people do:  passing by the Caraima Cross, such referral for Bucegi plateau!

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Why you should visit Sighisoara

 

Why you should visit Sighisoara

Why you should visit Sighisoara

 

Some might believe that including Sighisoara in a Romanian tour is such a cliché.  Well, if I usually disagree about clichés, when it comes to Sighisoara, I agree to disagree.  There cannot be Romanian tour without Sighisoara!

Sighisoara is for Dracula funs, Sighisoara is for people who hate (like I do) the Dracula myth and loving the strong character of Vlad Tepes, the real ruler who inspired the fictional character of Bram Stoker; Sighisoara is for medieval  towns’ admirers, Sighisoara is for middle town settlers, in the end,  Sighisoara is suitable for weekend escapes, Sighisoara is for everybody and everybody should love Sighisoara.

Even if it was long time ago since I first saw the medieval town, it seems like yesterday and I will always remember the day with cows and sheep on the hills of the villages along the way  and pigeons flying above the citadel, how hilarious it might sound, the image is story-like, believe me.

As you drive from Bucharest, once you passed Brasov and the Carpathians you believe you crossed the border into another world, story like. Actually, long time ago,  there was a border, the border between Wallachia and Transylvania, a border who miraculously seems to split two world in the same country : the Orient and the Occident.

Now, back again: once you passed Brasov, citadels and fortified churches pass one by one: Feldioara, Rupea, Viscri  and Cloasterf (the last two are not visible for the main road tourists), Saschiz, Sighisoara… Even the house of count Teleki, almost a ruin nowdays, can be seized by the tourists who want to surprise the spectacular along the road.  Then you notice Sighisoara.

Settled on the top of an upright hill, Sighisoara is like a beautiful fairy bringing kindness and happiness in everybody’s  life.  Even if it was years  ago, I still remember entering  the old citadel, one of the fewest inhabited citadels in Europe, shy and still curious. The street I entered was named Oberman Herman, just to remember to the world that Romania can be also associated to global science development, as Oberman Herman  figure is  highly associated to the astronomy development . Just google it !

Once you entered the old city you will love the long string of houses, Saxon houses, some of them  twith with Venetian influence, beautiful colored. The doorsteps are so low that you might easily imagine yourself in Lilliput world. The windows looked like indiscreet eyes, still, beautifully colored eyes!:) The image of houses with eyes is strongly following you, the amazed tourist, once you got in the main square place.   All around the square, the curios eyes- like windows show on the attic of the medieval houses. You only have to watch up-straight into their eyes, surely, you’ll  be mesmerized.

When you come from the main road, you meet first the torture place and the “Dracul” house. I am not a Dracula, lover so, actually, this is the house of Vlad Teped where  the character who inspired the Dracula character born.  The square, all around is beautiful. You have to visit the entire citadel and towers,  to understand the jobs of that period. The Evangelical fortified church is impressive and the orga sound  echo- like over the square. Shy, in corner, there is the old stair case. Go up on them and you meet the giant medieval beauty : the church upstairs. Visit it and necessarily speak to the guide in the church.. He knows the number of people  praying, visiting  and, if you ask me, he might even know he story behind the entire medieval Sighisoara, even  “the life” (if any) behind the combs downhill. You are ok, visit the cemetery and imagine the families there. Even if there are combs in the cemetery, there are no vampires around. Just a beautiful impressive Romanian citadel.

 

Sighisoara  facts and figures:”During the 12th century, German craftsmen and merchants known as the Transylvanian Saxons were invited to Transylvania by the King of Hungary to settle and defend the frontier of his realm. The chronicler Krauss lists a Saxon settlement in present-day Sighiṣoara by 1191.[citation needed] A document of 1280 records a town built on the site of a Roman fort as Castrum Sex or “six-sided camp”, referring to the fort’s shape of an irregular hexagon.[1] Other names recorded include Schaäsburg (1282), Schespurg (1298) and Segusvar (1300).[2] By 1337 Sighişoara had become a royal center for the kings, who awarded the settlement urban status in 1367 as the Civitas de Segusvar.”