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Balea Glacier Lake, Sibiu County
(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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  • Beautiful lake, the snow is already here but the lake and the road is open. Snow is everywhere and its charming.. 
  • It's absolutely hidden treasure! Amazing views, breathtaking scenery! We went there by car as telecabin was closed for renovation for seasonal openings! The way was a bit tricky but everywhere we went...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »