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Balea Glacier Lake, Sibiu County

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#2 of 34 in Nature in Transylvania
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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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  • Magnificent place in the Fagaras Mountains. Reasonably accessible from Cabana Balea even for people with not such a good condition. Exceptional views, colors, nature.  more »
  • A group of us, about 25, stayed at the Ice hotel during the winter season when the lake was frozen over. It was extremely beautiful and we enjoyed range of snow/ice activities like tubing, banana boat...  more »
  • It's a really good place that you make a visit! A beautiful snowing mountains and the peace that you feel there, it's incredible! It's necessari to go up by cable car and it's 60 Lei for go there and ...  more »

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