Le Lac Balea, Cartisoara

#1 of 6 in Parks in Sibiu County
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
Legend has it that Le Lac Balea was named after a brave young shepherd who became the king's chief commander before he fell into the lake during a storm. The site features views of the surrounding mountains, and amenities include two chalets, a mountain rescue station, and a small improvised market near the lake where you can buy local food. During winter, you can stay at the first ice hotel ever built in Eastern Europe. To reach the site, take the cable car from Balea waterfall, or navigate a car or a bike up the Transfăgărășan Road. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Le Lac Balea by using our Cartisoara route planner.
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  • It’s the most amazing place... beautiful memories... you can hike... you can eat amazing fresh farm food... you can buy from locals... it’s the area where you can go to the real Dracula castle...  more »
  • The lake view is beautiful unfortunately it's pretty much ruined by overcrowding due to tourists, cheap streat food and souvenir shops. Most visitors would prefer to take their cars (SUVs or BMWs) to....  more »
  • Spectacular place. Go on one of the many hikes for some even more stunning views.
  • Great view, great place. It's a pity that there is a lot of trash here. Somebody should do something about that.
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