Balea Glacier Lake
One of Romania’s amazing natural wonders, Balea Lake is a glacier lake situated at 2,034 meters (6,712 ft) altitude in the Fagaras Mountains, in central Romania.
There are two chalets opened all year round, a meteorological station and a mountain rescue station. It is accessible by car on the Transfagarașan road during the summer and the rest of the year by a cable car from the "Balea Cascada" chalet.
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 stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
Getting to Balea Lake is also part of an unforgettable experience. To reach the lake, during summer time you have to drive the Transfagarasan Road, a winding path dotted with hairpin turns that cuts through the Fagaras Mountains, named the 'Transylvanian Alps' by the French geographer Emmanuel de Martonne.
Balea Glacier Lake can be seen via: