Apartment consisting of 2 separate-entry, large rooms with one 180cm x 200cm matrimonial bed each. Price basic rule is €25,-/room or €50,- for the entire apartment for a maximum of 4 adult guests. The rooms could be hired separately or all together.
The space is in a 200 year-old, carefully renovated country house with all the modern facilities in a small, multi-ethnic village in the hills of Transylvania, near Sighisoara/Schäßburg and Targu Mures/Neumarkt
* 1st floor: attic apartment / 2 large double bed bedrooms with separate bathrooms and shared kitchen for personal use; rooms can be rented separately or as an entire apartment; there is a third single room available on the same floor if needed
* ground floor: common use of dining room and sitting room
* large garden (20.000 sqm) and orchard with tree house, barbecue facilities, flower garden, home-grown vegetables, beehives, etc.;
* surroundings and day trips (nearby and/or in the neighbouring villages): hiking, cycling, cultural tourism, medieval castles, fortified churches, horseback riding, swimming etc. (See section on the "Neighbourhood" for further information on possible activities)
* optional: local encounters, "slow cooking" following old family recipes, gardening, honey harvesting, cheese production, farming, etc.
* families with children of all ages are welcome - quiet and safe, fenced-in garden, hardly any traffic
Transylvania - at the crossroads between old and new, East and West
In Transylvania, the "land behind the woods" that nestles inside the Carpathian arc, there are countless natural and cultural treasures to be discovered. Life here is equally European-cosmopolitan and unspoiled-autochthonous, urban and rural, cultivated and uncontrived.
In antiquity, the settlements of the Dacians extended here under their kings Burebista or Decebal - in their capital Sarmizegetusa temple remains and stone circles testify, as in Stonehenge, to the mysterious mysticism of those times. In the second century, Dacia became a Roman province, which explains why the Romanian language is often described as a "Latin island in a Slavic sea".
Transylvania is a multiethnic and multiconfessional space. After the conquest by the Hungarians in the 10th century, Hungarian Szekler and German settlers, later called "Transylvanian Saxons", were brought in for the management and defense of the area. The Saxons built numerous fortified churches which also served as a retreat from invading enemies and thus form a unique blend of sacral and defence construction. Around 150 of them have been preserved, some of them are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Other attractions include the country estates and castles of the Hungarian and Austrian nobility, who built ambitious Schönbrunn or Versailles miniatures along with elaborately landscaped gardens. Owing to new initiatives in the field of soft tourism, many of them have been renovated and revitalised, hosting events ranging from high-class gastronomic experiences through music, theatre or film festivals to horseback riding. The fact that most cities seem architecturally, and often also culinarily familiar, is not surprising, as Transylvania was, from the 17th century to 1918, a Habsburg crown land and part of Austria-Hungary.
Transylvania also boasts exceptional treasures for hikers and nature lovers - in the karst and fold mountains there are hiking trails leading to caves, glacial lakes and mountain peaks rising to approximately 2,500 meters (especially recommendable: the Retezat nature reserve), with the largest primeval forest areas and the most important bear- and wolf populations of Europe.
Gogan, Județul Mureș, Rumunjska