Transylvania is Romania’s greatest tourism asset. Evoking visions inspired by the legend of Dracula, the region offers numerous medieval villages, skiing in the resorts of Poiana, Brasov and Sinaia, and a culture rich with traditional customs and festivals. Key cities include:
- Cluj-Napoca - the capital and economic centre of the region. Home to 6 state funded universities, the city is a young and vibrant. The local infrastructure is undergoing major improvement with the Bors - Cluj-Napoca - Brasov motorway project eventually to link the Atlantic Ocean to the Black Sea.
- Oradea – a small city, it is famous for its large open spaces and wide boulevards.
- Sighisoara – a fascinating city - the last inhabited medieval citadel in Eastern Europe. Built in 1280, many of the original towers and fortifications are still standing.
- Sibiu - a delightful town, with cobbled streets and pastel coloured houses. Selected as the 2007 European Capital of Culture, the city is currently undergoing enormous gentrification.
The region offers a temperate climate. Summer temperatures average in the low 70s with sub-zero temperatures in the winter.
Transylvania provides 3 airports with direct flights available from Germany, Austria, Italy and Hungary. To improve connections into Transylvania, Brasov-Ghimbav International Airport is in the process of being extended to cater for civilian traffic.