If you are looking for an escape from everyday life, where you can enjoy the fresh air and admire dreamy landscapes, there is a village in Romania that will surely delight you. Tourists who arrived here compared it to Switzerland. Here is what town it is and what you can do if you get here.
How to get to the most beautiful village in Romania
Romania abounds in beautiful places that should be visited at least once in a lifetime. This is also the case of a village in Fundata commune, Brașov county, declared the first tourist village in our country: Şirnea.
Located in the most spectacular corridor, Rucăr-Bran, the town is at an altitude of approximately 1200 meters. For this reason, it is considered an ideal destination for all nature lovers offering spectacular views of the Bucegi and Piatra Craiului mountains.
What you can do if you get here
1. Nature walks and mountain trails
The village of Şirnea is wonderful to discover on foot, wandering along the finest streets in the village. Here you will come across homely, friendly, hard-working people who still make a living from animal husbandry.
2. Tasting local products
The tourists who have arrived here are humanized by the locals with selected traditional dishes that have a special taste. Perishoea soup, home-made sausages, sarmales in vine leaves with polenta, bulz in a pan baked in the stove or the traditional dessert: the pie filled with apples or with sweet cheese and raisins.
3. Visit to the ethnographic museum in the center of the village
The Ethnographic Museum in Şirnea is the place where you can see part of the history of the places. It is important to mention that the localities of Şirnea-Ciocanu are the place where battles took place between the Romanian Army and the Austro-Hungarian forces, on August 14/26 and 15/27, 1916.
4. Sledding and other winter sports activities
In winter, you will discover here a landscape taken from stories, the streets becoming the best places for sledding.
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5. Routes where you can ride your bike
Many trails start from the village. Here are some of them, according to instatravel.ro.
- Şirnea – Cheile Dâmbovicioarai – Dry Valley of the Stones – Şirnea
- Circuit in the villages of Bran
- Șirnea – Fundătătica – Fundata – Cheile Grădiștei – Șirnea
- Piatra Craiului – the circuit of the meadows under the mountain
- Șirnea – Peştera – Sauau Joaca – Backgammon – Șirnea
- Şirnea – Peştera – Magura – Precipices of Zărneşti – La Table – Şirnea
6. Horse riding and horse therapy
The leisure activities with horses of the Dețirnea tourist activity center are intended to help you discover the charm of the places.
7. Olympic days from Şirnea
The event called “Sirnea Olympic Days” has been organized for over 30 years. During June 22-23, various sports activities take place in a camp for students.
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