DVOW Nominated Tour of Romania
Behond this stunning aerial tour of Romania by top contributor BearSkillz. He compiled some of his best footage from flying around this Southeast European land for several years to make this incredible highlight compilation. Treat yourself to epic bird's eye views of medieval castles and fortresses, massive forests, and spectacular passes through the glorious Carpathian Mountains. This video was voted as the Drone Video of the Week in November of 2018.
Romania by Drone
Romania is home to some of the most spectacular natural and man-made scenery in all of Europe. Top contributor Brothers M treats us to a stunning aerial tour of this Southeastern European land, much of which is covered in mountains. The video begins with an epic shot descending through clouds, and features aerial footage of the Carpathian Mountains, the Black Sea, Heroes' Cross on Caraiman Peak, wind farms, and many more of the country's top sights.
Romania's Spectacular Mountains
Romania's landscape is dominated by the Carpathian Mountains, which serve as the borderlands between its core regions. The various sub-ranges are spectacular to behold and include some of the world's most breathtaking rock formations and valleys. Contributor Webmosphere treats us to an incredible aerial tour of the Romanian mountains, which includes footage of the spectacular Transfăgărășan road, which connects the region of Wallachia with Transylvania to its north.
Aerial Tour of Transylvania
The Transylvania region of Romania, located in the center of the country (on the Transylvanian Plateau) and surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains, may be best known as the setting of the tale of Dracula. Beyond vampires though, it is one of the richest cultural regions in Eastern Europe. In this drone video by contributor Zdroneu, you willl be treated to bird's eye views of Bran Castle (of Dracula fame), Crovin Castle, Brasnov, Rasnov, and Peleś.
Transylvania in 4K
The reputed home of Count Dracula, Transylvania is a large province covering much of northwestern Romania. Transylvania was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, electing to join Romania after World War I. A mountainous land full of stunning medieval castles, it is home to some of the country's most amazing scenery and cultural sites. Contributor Alexgaflig used a drone to create a marvelous portrait of this magical piece of ground in the heart of Eastern Europe.
Romania's Dobrogea Region
Dobrogea is a region in the eastern part of Romania, where the mighty Danube River empties into the Black Sea. Top contributor The Brothers M used a drone to create an unforgettable aerial tour of of this stunning region. Despite the lack of mountains characteristic of other regions in Romania, you will be amazed by the stunning coastline, incredible shots of migratory birds, ship and bridge traffic on the Danube, and bird's eye views of some of Romania's many wind turbines.
Romania's Moldavia Region
Moldova was a historical region of Europe which has a complex history. Its eastern half came under the control of Russia and later the USSR before emerging as modern-day Moldova in the 1990's. Its western half became part of the core of Romania, although a portion of these lands was seized by the USSR before World War II and is now part of the Ukraine. In this drone video by Nelstill, you'll get a bird's eye view of the Romanian core of this land, including beautiful shots of Suceava, Iași, and Vaslui.
Aerial Tour of the Romanian Carpathians
The Carpathian Mountains extend across a number of countries in Central and Eastern Europe. About half of the area occupied by the range lies in the northern half of Romania, where the mountains mark the boundaries between Transylvania and Moldavia to the east and Wallachia to the south. The Brothers M, one of the top drone piloting companies in Romania, give us a bird's eye view of the Romanian Carpathians. Prepare for your jaw to drop as you take in these aerial views.
Sighisoara: Cultural Treasure of Transylvania
Frame Hunters Media created this epic drone video of a well preserved town in Romania's Transylvania. Sighisoara is a small city in the middle of the Great Transylvania Plateau, the flat elevated area which is mostly surrounded by various Carpathian Mountain ranges. The town was settled in the 12th century by Germans invited by the then King of Hungary, which ruled the region at the time. The extraordinarily well preserved city is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Frame Hunters Media created this spectacular drone video of the Bucegi Mountains in central Romania. They are part of the Southern Carpathians, which form the dividing line between Wallachia (the core of modern Romania) and Transylvania to its north. Their highest peak, Mt. Omu, is one of the tallest in Romania with an elevation of 2.5k meters 9about 8.3k ft). The Bucegi's are known in part for their spectacular rock formations, caused by extensive wind and rain erosion.
Retezat: Southern Carpathians
Prepare to be amazed by this drone video created by Frame Hunters Media while climbing one of the highest mountain peaks in Romania. Mt. Pelegea is the tallest mountains in the Retezat range, which forms part of the Southern Carpathian Mountains which separate Transylvania from the rest of the country. The altitude of the peak is about 2.5k meters (about 8.2 ft). It is situated in the southwest part of the country's Transylvania region.
Bucharest: Romania's Capital City
Contributor Mihaiflorea used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to create this aerial video of the Romanian capital Bucharest. Bucharest is part of the Wallachia region of the country, which united with the Principality of Moldavia to form the immediate predecessor of modern Romania in 1859. Bucharest became the national capital of this proto-Romania (called the United Principalities) in 1862, following an initial three year period in which Iasi served that role.
The Spectacular Prahova Valley
Contributor Mihaiflorea used a DJI Phantom 3 drone to create this remarkable aerial tour of the Prahova Valley, a scenic alpine valley in the Carpathian Mountains in the Wallachia (Montenia) region of Romania. The Prahova Valley is created by the junction of the Eastern and Southern Carpathian Mountains, and it serves to connect Wallachia with Transylvania to the north. The video contains epic bird's eye views of some of the highlights of the region, including Pele's Castle.
Aerial Tour of the Bucovina Region
Bucovina is part of the region of Moldavia in Eastern Europe, running north from the Eastern Carpathian Mountains. It was once entirely within the borders of Romania but the northern part of it was taken by the Soviet Union before World War II and is now part of the Ukraine. Contributor George Moldovan created a brilliant video of the Romanian portion of Bucovina, a mountainous pastoral land replete with impressive baronial estates and medieval churches and monasteries.
Romania's Black Sea Coastline
The western Black Sea in Eastern Europe is shared by Romania, Bulgaria, and the Ukraine. The sea is of considerable importance to Romania, providing it with a waterway to the Mediterranean and thereby to the world beyond Europe. In this amazing drone video, contributor Mariansterea give us an aerial tribute to the Romanian Black Sea coastline, home to some of the most popular tourist spots in the country as well as the busy seaport of Constanta, the largest port on the Black Sea.
The Great Romanian City Timisoara
Check out this amazing drone video of the great Romanian city of Timișoara. It's located near the western edge of the country, in an area that is sometimes classified as being part of Transylvania but more often is considered to be part of the Banat region which includes parts of Hungary and Serbia. Timișoara is the third most populous city in Romania, after Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca. The city played an important role in the conflict between Christianity and the Ottoman Turks in the Middle Ages.
Romania's Bicaz Gorge
Contributor ChrisCross created this stunning drone video of a massive gorge in the Moldavia region of northeastern Romania. Bicaz Gorge (Cheile Bicazului) was created by the Bicaz River, which eventually flows into the Danube and thence to the Black Sea. One of the most popular rock climbing sites in Europe, it is situated near the border with the neighboring region Transylvania to the west. The great canyon is now part of the Cheile Bicazului-Hășmaș National Park.
Bran Castle: Home of Dracula?
Transylvania is forever associated with a fictional "vampire" from the famous late 19th century novel gothic horror novel Dracula by Bram Stoker . The character is loosely based on Vlad the Impaler, a medieval nobleman known for his cruelty. The castle most closely linked to the Dracula legend is Bran Castle, which is located right at the border between the regions of Wallachia and Transylvania. In this epic drone video by Fabriziob you'll get a bird's eye view of the famous Carpathian castle.
Transfagarasan: Epic Mountain Pass
One of the most well recognized sights in the Carpathian Mountain region is the Transfagarasan, a road which passes between the two highest mountains of Romania. It is one of the links between the Transylvania region and the Wallachia region to its south. Though it was only built in the 1970's, its crazy winding pattern has captured the imagination of aerial photographers. In this video, Adrian87 brings us bird's eye views of this incredible 90 km (56 mi) alpine road.
The Danube in Romania
While the Danube is not the longest in Europe it is generally considered its most important. It rises in Germany's Black Forest, and runs through four European capital cities (Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, and Belgrade) before discharging into the Black Sea in Romania. At 2.85k km (just under 1.8k mi.), it's second only to the Volga in length. In this video, contributor Fabriziob treats us to a drone's eye view of the mighty river as it flows through a region of Romania called Cazanele Dunarii.
Romania's Berca Mud Volcanoes
GeorgeMarcu used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to create this epic aerial video of the Berca Mud Volcanoes, one of the most well known natural sights in Romania. They are located near the town of Berca, in the Wallachia (Muntenia) region of the country, roughly halfway between Brasov and the national capital Bucharest. The structures actually aren't volcanoes; they are caused by saltwater and mud pushed up by gas eruptions thousands of meters/ft. below the surface.
Winter in the Carpathians
Winter in Romania is a magical time. The tree-covered Carpathian Mountains which run through much of the country become tufted in white, providing a winter scene that is visually as appealing as any in Europe. Contributor BearSkillz, whose previous upload garnered the AirVuz Drone Video of the Week award in late 2018, created this marvelous aerial look at this beautiful country taken at the height of its winter splendor. Enjoy the views of this winter wonderland in Southeastern Europe.
Transylvania: Surrounded by the Carpathians
The core of the Romania's Transylvania region is the Transylvanian Plateau, which is more or less surrounded by various groupings or divisions of the Carpathian Mountains. The mountains produce the other core feature of Transylania, a series of rivers which ultimately drain into the Danube River (Europe's second longest waterway) and thence to the Black Sea. Contributor PaulVlad's aerial video of this land shows its connection to these great mountains and rivers.
Fundata: Southern Transylvania
For a magnificent aerial view of rural Romania, check out this drone video by top contributor BearSkillz. The video was shot in the region of Fundata, in the southeast corner of Romania's Transylvania region. It's near the city of Brasov, the main urban concentration in this part of Transylvania. It's surrounded by two sub-ranges of the Southern Carpathians - the Piatra Craiului Mountains and the Bucegi - near the Rucăr-Bran mountain pass, which affords some of Romania's most spectacular views.
Constanța: Romania's Great Port
Constanta is the principal city of eastern Romania. Situated on the country's Black Sea coast, its the country's largest seaport as well as the largest of any seaport on the Black Sea. It's also the oldest settled part of Romania, having been founded over 2,500 years ago. Constanta is the largest city in the region of Dobrogea, a region which covers the Romanian Black Sea coastline. In this video, contributor MarianSterea gives us an aerial look at this ancient port city in the dead of winter.
The Rodna Mountains
The Romanian region of Transylvania is mostly defined by the mountains which surround it and in effect constitute its physical boundaries. All of the mountains are part of the Carpathian range, the great chain of mountains which runs across much of Romania. The northern boundaries of Transylvania are defined by the Rodna Mountains in the in the Maramureș region. Contributor Alin Constantin used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create an aerial view of this magnificent alpine region.
Romanian Compilation Video
Romania may be a little off the beaten path but this Southeastern European country is worth a trip. The team at AirVūz has the best drone videos of Romania into one informative reel featuring the Danube River, Transylvania, the Carpathian Mountains, Brasov, the Balea waterfall and more. These videos are included in the AirVuz Romania collection as well as in the four Romanian regional collections: Transylvania, Wallachia, Moldavia, and Dobrogea.