In winter Romania turns into a wonderful surprise – sparkly streets, children playing in the snow and beautiful natural landscapes. 

Here are our chosen 18 pictures that illustrate the magic of winter in Romania:

A forest of conifers dusted in snow in the region of Bucovina

Beautiful landscape in Bucovina

 

Mocanita, one of the last fully functional narrow-gauge steam trains in Europe

Mocanita in winter

 

“Brown winter” in a lost corner of Romania

Brown winter

 

The massive fortified church of Biertan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Winter in Romania - Biertan

Amazing scenery that makes up for working even in freezing temperatures

Winter in Romania

 

Romanian shepherd, which occupies a special place in the history and culture of the country

Shepherds in Romania

 

A snowy landscape of the mountains surrounding Brasov and Rasnov Fortress perched on the rocky hills

Winter in Romania - Rasnov

 

Brown bears at the Libearty Bear Sanctuary, the only place where they can be seen during winter, as it is the time when they usually hibernate

Winter in Romania - Brown bears

 

Restaurant of the Ice Hotel, Romania’s one-of-a-kind accommodation built every year using ice blokes taken from a nearby frozen lake

The Ice Hotel

 

The magic of shadows

Magic shadows

 

People from Maramures celebrating attending Mass on Christmas day

Attending mass on Christmas day

 

Children getting ready for caroling

Children getting ready for caroling

 

The Christmas Market in Sibiu, renowned everywhere in the country for its unrivaled festive atmosphere

Christmas market in Sibiu

Brasov illuminated by New Year’s Eve fireworks

Brasov on new year's eve

 

Fuga Lolelor, an old Transylvanian Saxon custom that is meant to drive away the bad spirits of winter

Fuga Lolelor

 

The “dance of the bear”, another unique Romanian custom

Bears costumes - Romania winter photo tour

 

When the sun is shining over the Carpathians

Mountain peak covered in snow

 

In Romania the snowdrop symbolizes the coming of spring

Snowdrop

 

We hope you gained 18 more reasons to visit Romania in winter! Lastly, which of these pictures is your favorite? Leave us a comment below!

 


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