Transfagarasan Highway, Curtea de Arges

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With its sheer drops, Transfagarasan Highway winds through the mountains, in sections clinging to the cliffs while passing through a natural gorge. Urban legend has it that Nicolae Ceausescu ordered the building of the 150 km (93 mi) road as a strategic route in case of Soviet invasion. The road will take you past the two castles associated with Vlad the Impaler (who inspired the legend of Dracula); you'll also see several lakes and a waterfall as you make your way to the second-largest dam in the country. The road's highest point is the tunnel, which connects the northern and southern sides of the lake at 2,042 m (6,700 ft). Be prepared to take your time, as you may run into shepherds and large flocks of sheep enroute. To find out how to plan a trip to Curtea de Arges, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • anyone who is going to go on this highway, I strongly recommend to pay attention to the weather in advance. we were in October and up in the mountains is quite in bad weather there can be heavy fog and you won't see any beautiful views.
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  • Been there 3 times. Nice view, specifically if you get there in a nice weather. The trip up there is not too long, but if you don't feel confident about your driving, then don't. The view might be sca...  more »
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