Transfagarasan highway, Romania

The Transfăgărășan highway (DN7C) is an very picturesque road in Romania. It passes over the Făgărăș mountains in Transylvania, Romania. It was built in the 1970s as a strategic military route, and connects the historic regions of Transylvania and Wallachia. It starts near the village of Bascov, near Pitești, and stretches 90 kilometres to the crossroad between the DN1 and Sibiu. Near the highest point (at 2000 metres a.s.l.), at Bâlea Lake, the road passes through Bâlea Tunnel (884 m long), between the highest peaks in the country, Moldoveanu and Negoiu. 
This amazing road is a very winding, dotted with steep hairpin turns, long S-curves, and sharp descents. The Transfăgărășan has more tunnels (a total of 5) and viaducts than any other road in Romania. The road is usually closed from late October until late June because of snow. 
 Along the southern section of the road, near the village of Arefu, is Poenari Castle. The castle was the residence of Vlad the Impaler, the 15th century Prince of Wallachia who inspired Bram Stoker's Count Dracula. 
The road also provides access to beautiful Bâlea Lake, Lacul Albesti (see: Lacul Albesti in Fagaras Mountains),  and Bâlea Waterfall.
See also my other posts about beautiful Romania

Comments

  1. wow...it`s a long way. Beautiful pictures and a wonderful nature around.
    best
    susa

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  2. The first and last photos are awesome scenes. I like the mixture of light, shadows and colours.

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  3. Wow, just wow on that first image. Rebecca

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  4. Wow! Jakie cudowne widoki. Dodatkowo pięknie ukazane. Pierwsze i ostanie zdjęcie zapierają dech w piersiach. Gratulacje takich ujęć :)

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  5. Great photos. It's look like somewhere in Austria.

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  6. Droga niesamowita, z pewnością trudna ale i bardzo malownicza. Piękne kolory natury , pozdrawiamy

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  7. Wow it goes through gorgeous scenery but I bet it takes awhile to travel with all the hairpin turns.

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  8. That is truly spectacular - I'd love to drive that road, with plenty of time to take photographs.

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  9. Amazing looking road! Love those switchbacks!

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  10. I have to give my 'Wow' too! How amazing!

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  11. Beautiful shots. I like the shot of winding roads.

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  12. wow its so windy, wonder if people get car sick while driving through?

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  13. Wspaniałe, zwłaszcza pierwsze zdjęcie, brawo

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  14. Pięknie. Chcę poczuć wiatr we włosach i przejechać taką krętą drogą wśród zielonych wzgórz!

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  15. Cool shots - that first one is so intriguing!
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  16. Very rugged terrain. It must be fabulous in the winter.

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  17. Awesome road and a castle, too! I would be in seventh heaven!

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  18. Spectacular scenery!
    Interesting beautiful pictures!

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  19. That highway looks like an AWESOME course for road racing. Very nicely captured image.

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  20. The first picture is awesome.

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  21. Oh. My. Word!That road is amazing. Great shots!

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  22. Amazingly beautiful captures!
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  23. Oh wow, that is impressive...more so for someone who does not live there !

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  24. WOW!!what amazing captures of such a beautiful place. Greetings from Dubai.Enjoy your day

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  25. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!
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  26. A beautiful collection of pictures!! A place with history... lots of beauty along the road, lots of greenery on the rocky hills, valleys and mountains! Many thanks for these impressive views of this place! Greetings!

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  27. Super :) ... Fajne fotografie i piękne miejsce. Od dawna marzy mi się plener w rumuńskich Karpatach :)

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  28. Definitely one of my favorite roads in the world. Loved driving it!

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  30. They are very beautiful landscapes, and shot so excellently! How i wish i can see this country.

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  31. Pretty rugged terrain!
    Thank you for linking up at the Travel Tuesday meme, I look forward to your next contribution.

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