Balea Glacier Lake, Sibiu County

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#2 of 49 in Nature in Romania
Legend has it that Balea Glacier Lake 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 Balea Glacier Lake by using our Cartisoara route planner.
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  • A lake that lies in the glacier more than 2000 meters altitude in the Fagaras Mountains, in the Carpathians. A place of great natural beauty.
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  • Small mountain lake, reached by cable car or car, nestled between steep rocky walls rediscovered a bright green, in the heart of Romania.
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  • I think we didn't choose the correct time to go there (12 pm) regarding the huge trafic jam in the shuttle ... and after no parking place ... so we continued to find a place near a torrent with a lot ...  more »

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