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Balea Glacier Lake

Fagaras Mountains, Sibiu, Romania
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Ranked #3 of 26 Attractions in Sibiu
Type: Bodies of Water
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Bucharest, Romania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This glacier lake at the top of amazing Transfagarasan road is incredibly beautiful. If you want peace and quiet, avoid summer weekends. Otherwise, great starting point for hiking trips, but proper hiking equipment is a must. Also a good destination for winter sports - but it can only be reached by car during summer months.

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

After an amazing journey to get here the souvenir stalls are more than a little tacky. The views are spellbinding but unless you are a walker there is little else to do other than enjoy one of the restaurants. If you are an energetic walker there are some superb trails around the rim but even as a fit senior citizen... More

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We went to the Balea Lake but it was froggy. We have seen only few patches of the Lake. I would suggest anyone to take few clothes before going up there. We were well prepared but the temperature drop by more than 10 degree in 15mins drive. Superb location!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I've been here many times but each time it takes my breath away. Sometimes is windy and cold and you feel the power of the nature unleashed and sometimes is sunny and peaceful like a walk in the clouds but every time is filled with beauty and majesty. If you want you can start a few routes that take you... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I was here many times, but this one I made a trip from Balea Lake in the neighborhood. The lake is beutiful even if it reflects the clouds or the sun...This is good for those who want not only to drive on an amazing route (very spectacular, with an incredible view) and especially for the people who love the mountains... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful glacier lake from Romania. And what it is really nice is the fact that if you want to visit Balea Glacier Lake you need to visit also TRANSFAGARASAN Road. :) For me this is one of the best places to be visited yearly.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Lake is smaller than you expect but it where it sits gives you an amazing view of the Valley. WE drove up from the North and then down by way of the south. Different from each other yet both are beautiful drives.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Best location in Romania , Very natural and best scenery. Very recommended to all the tourist ho like the mountains.

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Versailles, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

nice place to visit! For those, loving the mounting and the clear air, it is the great opportunity to enjoy that!

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The road to the lake is quite adventurous, when you drive in a fog like in a B category thriller - in the middle of Summer. Nevermind the "road is closed" sign, you can easily get to the lake if you drive carefully on the serpentine. You won't be alone, you'll meet other cars and motorcycles. Balea Lake is the... More

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