Transylvania

Travel stories and guides of Transylvania, the homeland of the founder and editor of Wanderer Writes. Posts are based on her intimate knowledge of the land and its people, and multiple visits over the years since she no longer lives there.

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The Bear Sanctuary of Zarnesti – a Lesson in Human Interaction with Wildlife

The largest bear sanctuary in the world, the Libearty Bear Sanctuary in Zarnesti gives a home to once mistreated or injured bears. No, they don’t have a breeding program. The bears living in Romania are brown bears, and they are not a threatened species. Smaller than their North American cousin, the grizzly, they live in

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Turda Salt Mine: Visit An Underground Amusement Park and Museum in Transylvania

In the vicinity of the Turda Gorge, one of the most dramatic landscapes in Transylvania, you’ll find underground the the old Turda Salt Mine. Dating from 1075, the mine was used to bring salt from the depths of the earth until the middle of 19th century. If you visit it now, you’ll find a unique

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The Castle of Magyarozd in Transylvania

Magyarózd Castle: Secrets Of History in Transylvania’s Countryside

The tiny Castle of Magyarózd is not one of the better-known castles in Transylvania. Chances are, most people who live in its vicinity don’t know about its existence. I know I didn’t while growing up in Ludus, the closest town. I don’t remember even hearing about it as a child, and certainly I haven’t visited

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