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



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!