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Balea Glacier Lake, Sibiu County

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
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. To visit Balea Glacier Lake on your trip to Cartisoara, use our Cartisoara vacation generator.
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  • After driving up the Transfagarsan you reach this tranquil lake at the top. A beautiful place to chill out, walk around, take some pictures and visit the restaurant. Definitely a place worth stopping ...  read more »
  • Well, if you get there, you will love it. Fantastic view on both sides. Good road for Romania, there are a few parking lots, wild nature. 
  • On our journey we have made a slightly longer stopping at Lake BALEA (due to a lockout). The Lake is beautiful and definitely worth a visit. The landscape is fascinating and you will find many quiet places for the guests can invite. On the Lake are some stalls with local specials, the boiled corn on the cob (5 Lei) were very tasty. A car park is right on the Lake, the fee for this is 5 Lei.
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