Everywhere in the world, when spring arrives, there is this feeling of hope and regrowth, present not only in people, but also in the way nature comes to life. Romania is no exception to this and, as the days get warmer, the country gains a whole new aura, incredible to discover.

Without further delay, here are our recommendations on what to photograph in spring in Romania:

Trees in bloom

Nothing says spring more than the blossoms exploding and showering the grounds with bursts of colours.

What to photograph in spring in Romania - Trees in bloom

Snow-capped mountains in the distance and green valleys

Nature blooms, but in some places the battle between winter and spring is still ongoing and you can’t tell who will prevail.

Snow-capped mountains in the distance and green valleys

The festive atmosphere of Easter

As Easter is one of the biggest celebrations for Romanian people, the days around the holiday are filled with marvelous opportunities for capturing unique moments.

True Romania Tours - Easter traditions

On Resurrection Night people gather around the village’s church, forming a sea of lights.

Resurrection Night

On Sunday morning, the first day of Easter, people bring baskets overflowing with food for the priest to bless them.

Blessing the Easter meal

Old customs and festivals

Unique Easter traditions, such as a festival that celebrates the village’s most hardworking man is also amongst the things you can photograph in spring in Romania.

 Customs and Festivals - Udatoriu

Meadows covered in a blanket of flowers

Flowery meadows may not be as luxuriant in spring as in June, but it is nonetheless beautiful to see the first buds emerging from the earth.

Meadows covered in a blanket of flowers

The melting snow

As the warmth permeating the air starts to melt the ice and snow, nature creates splashes of water that offer mirror-like reflections.

What to photograph in spring in Romania - The melting snow

Foggy mornings in the mountains

There is nothing quite as serene as seeing the hills covered in a fresh sheet of fog.

Foggy mornings in the mountains

The Apuseni Mountains are the best place to witness such scenic views.  Definitely a must on our list of what to photograph in spring in Romania!

The Apuseni Mountains

Farmers working the land 

Along with the sunshine, the opportunity for people in rural areas to start work in the fields arrives.

Work in the fields

The sun illuminating flocks of sheep

At the beginning of May shepherds gather their sheep and head towards the mountains, where they will spend the summer.

The sun illuminating flocks of sheep

Villages scattered in valleys

A village’s beauty is rediscovered in spring, after having laid forgotten during the harsh winter. When talking about what to photograph in Romania during the warm season, villages are perfect both for landscape and people photography.

Villages scattered in valleys

Pink sunsets and orange skies

Sunsets are spectacular any time of the year, but in spring, as the warm hues contrast with the green of the freshly grown grass, pictures come out even more inspiring.

 Pink sunsets and orange skies

Hills of the greenest shade of green

In spring, the disheveled grasses become lush and the empty trees start creating their new coat.

Hills of the greenest shade of green

The Danube Delta at its best

In spring, all colors seem to be more alive compared to the rest of the year, so the reefs inundating the waters of the Danube Delta create an amazing scenery, a feast for the eyes. The highlight of it all, though, are the birds, who fly over the skies as they wish, some of them not quite leaving yet, some of them returning home.

The Danube Delta at its best

Fortified churches bathed in the early morning sunlight, soft and diffuse

There’s something very soothing about the grand fortified church in Biertan, always imposing, as it is surrounded by blossomed trees.

Fortified churches bathed in the early morning sunlight, soft and diffuse - Biertan

Steam train making its way through the forest

Some of the last steam trains in Europe can be found in Romania and you can capture them as they travel through the valleys, offering picturesque views.


Mocanita making its way through the forest

Imposing landmarks, whose charm is highlighted by splashes of color

The beauty of the wooden churches of Maramures passes the test of time and it’s enhanced only by nature’s work.

 What to photograph in spring in Romania - The wooden churches of Maramures                                     

These were our recommendations on what to photograph in spring in Romania. Which one is your favorite? We’d love to hear your opinion and see your own photos posted in the comments.

These photos were taken during our Spring Photo Tour of Romania.

 


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