Here you can find tips and practical information which can come in handy before you travel to Transylvania or other regions in Romania. Romania has a quite homogenous culture, climate and language.
Transylvania’s scenery is located in central and western Romania. The name comes from Ltin and it means “beyond the forest”. Nowadays Transylvania is characterized by mystique, much due to Count Dracula’s story. The reality is that Transylvania is a region of history and culture, where poeple and nature live in an unique, harmonious way. You’ll find out more fascinating details once you’re there. Here are some practical tips before and during your trip.
Climate: Transylvania’s scenery is located in central and western Romania. The name comes from Ltin and it means “beyond the forest”. Nowadays Transylvania is characterized by mystique, much due to Count Dracula’s story. The reality is that Transylvania is a region of history and culture, where poeple and nature live in an unique, harmonious way. You’ll find out more fascinating details once you’re there. Here are some practical tips for before and during your trip. Cilmate: Transylvania, just like most of Romania, has a temperate continental climate.Spring usually starts in March (ca 15°C). Summer can get quite warm (ca 25°C in June, 30-35°C in July and August).
Autumn begins in September and can be very mild, with nice temperatures of ca 20°C, but temperatures drop towards the end of October (ca 10-15°C).
Winter starts in December and ends in February. Winters are not very long, but we do get snow, especially in the mountainy areas of Transylvania and Moldova. Temperatures usually stay a little below zero, but we sometimes get as low as -20°C in some mountain areas.
Time difference: Time difference: e.g. Sydney, Australia time 20:00 (8 PM) is 13:00 (1 PM) in Romania (EEST).
Visa & passport: You don't need a visa for stays of less than 90 days for tourism purposes. For other kinds of travel you need a visa. Romania isn't a party to the Schengen Convention, but it's working towards becoming a member of the Schengen area. Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as customs and quarantine regulations) may change as they're realigned with those of the Schengen area. Contact the Embassy or Consulate of Romania for up-to-date information. More information: Schengen Convention Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs!
Currency: Lei (RON)
1 Leu (RON)= ca 0,34 Australian Dollars (AUD) It’s easiest to think 1 AUD as approximately 3 Lei (RON).
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Largest cities in Transylvania: Cluj-Napoca, Brasov, Sibiu, Alba Iulia
Largest cities in Romania: Bucharest (capital), Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara, Iasi
Transylvania's population: over 7 000 000 (Romania’s population ca 20 000 000). Population consist of a Romanian majority and minorities like> Hungarian, Roma (gipsy) and German.
Language: Romanian is the official language in Transylvania and overall in Romania, but there is also a vast amount of Hungarian speaking people, especially in western Transylvania. In Central Transylvania many speak German, too. As a tourist you can get by with English and even German. engelska eller tyska.
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