Transylvania – landscape and legends


Sibiu, Bran, Brasov, Sighisoara


580 euro


6 days



This Transylvania course is a voyage in a land of legends, history, beautiful landscapes and traditions. Part of the ‘European area’, Transylvania is located on the heart of what we may call Central Europe. This Carpathian fortress offers a fascinating view of a wide range of  natural attractions, wild life and historical sites.

Few places in Europe manage to be as famously mysterious and yet mostly unknown quite like Transylvania does. Today, people seem to know it as a spooky fictional place full of Gothic horror, not realizing that Transylvania is a real place with real people, and zero vampires. A central region in the eastern European country of Romania, it’s possible to not only visit Transylvania, but also to fall in love with it. If we’ve piqued your curiosity, these Transylvania course and travel will help make a visit there a reality.

Across history, the territory of Transylvania was populated by Geto-Dacians in antiquity and belonged to the Dacian Kingdom then to the Roman empire after the conquering of Dacia. In The Medieval Ages, The Voievodate of Transylvania appeared. It’s first known mention appears in a Medieval Latin document from 1075, named as Terra Ultra Silvam, meaning “The land beyond the forest”.

At the beginning of the 11th Century, the Kingdom of Hungary started the annexation of Transylvania, a process that was finished at the end of the 12th century. Also, between the 11th and 13th century the Hungarian Kingdom brought Hungarians, Saxons, Cumans and Teutonic Knights in Transylvania in order to colonize the region, hence the ethnic and cultural diversity we find there these days.

Between 1526 and 1699, Transylvania was an autonomous principality and a vassal of the Ottoman Empire. After 1699, the Principality of Transylvania was administered by the Austrian Empire.

After the first World War and disintegration of Austro-Hungary, containing a Romanian majority population, Transylvania united with the Kingdom of Romania, through the Treaty of Trianon, and remained a part of Romania even after World War II.

Find out more about the local culture and cuisine – besides castles and Dracula, Transylvania is renowned for its culture and unique cuisine and that’s what made Sibiu a gastronomical capital in 2019.

Traveling along the main Transylvanian cities, we will experience and study the history and  the landscape and use this as a backdrop to ‘express’ the legend’s in various forms: theatre/drama, painting the backdrops (visual arts), singing etc. The full performance will be transferred into a video (using tablet computers).

Upcoming sessions

07.10.2023 > 12.10.2023 (ID: 194952) Register before  20.09.2023

13.01.2024 > 18.01.2024 (ID: 194952) Register before  20.12.2023


Course details

Course organiser: Kontera Design
Location: Sibiu, Bran, Brasov, Sighisoara
Price: 580 euro
Number of participants: 12
Language: DE | EN | FR
Topics: Active citizenship, European dimension; Communication skills; History, social science, economics, geography
Key competences: Civic; Cultural awareness and expression; Personal, social and learning
Target audience: School management; Teachers & school staff: secondary level; Teachers & school staff: vocational education
Certification on completion: Yes

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