Gourmet Traveller

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Escape the busy weekday life and let yourself be pampered in the Transylvanian Wilderness! We are offering from Monday to Thursday a special Gourmet Traveler Package for, one, two, three or four nights! Treat yourself to a lavish five course dinners featuring truffles, inspiring wine pairings, a relaxing wellness massage, afternoon tea, access to our gym and a special welcome package with fresh fruits, tea and water in your room! The following services are included: a delicious five course dinner a wine-paining of premium Romanian wines, water and an espresso a tasty two course lunch afternoon tea including homemade biscuits…

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Truffle Hunting

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We would like to invite you to come and join us at the Valea Verde weekends dedicated to the good things in life – fine dining, fine wines and Transylvania‘s incredibly beautiful nature. For several years we are hosting Truffle Hunting weekends in Cund now and Transylvania is becoming more and more renown for its huge amounts and excellent quality of truffles! Apart from being terribly elusive and mysterious, truffles actually taste really good and are rightfully an important ingredient in the classic cuisine of most western advanced culinary cultures! The truffle hunting weekend begins with a relaxed three course…

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Wine Pairings

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Along our true passion for good food and local produce, we have dedicated a lot of time and dedication to our carefully selected menu of Romanian and international wines. On our wine menu you will find a selection of Romanian white and red wines, which is constantly updated due to the great variation of the vintages in most wineries and availability. The Romanian wine market has evolved tremendously and is slowly receiving mare and more international recognition. We have payed particular attention to including some indigenous local grape varieties like Feteasca Alba, Feteasca Regala, Feteasca Neagra, Sarba, Cramposie, Tamaioasa Romaneasca,…

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Gourmet Weekend

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On the weekend December 15th – 17th, 2017 we are seeking to address and spoil all your senses with a truly special rural country-side experience, lavish multi-course menus prepared using fantastic local produce paired with amazing wines and several enlightening culinary workshops! The objective of the weekend is to celebrate the art of fine dining, drink fine wines and to deepen our knowledge by small workshops about several culinary topics – and last but not least, to wholeheartedly embracing life in an inspiring and relaxed setting among old and new friends! In the secluded setting of the rolling hills of Transylvania…

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Horse-back Riding

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Discover the beautiful nature on a horseback! Transilvania, and especially the area around Cund, is a true paradise for riders. In this part of the „land beyond the forest“ beautiful winding ways through old forests and endless fields of open land offer perfect conditions for exploring this beautiful part of the world. We offer horse-carriage rides for our guests starting from the Valea Verde for trips into the amazing landscape and hidden valleys and clearings in the forrest on the top of the hillsides. Furthermore we can offer you a nice picnic set including some homemade antipasti, sandwiches and drinks…

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Transylvanian Easter

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Embracing many local and personal traditions, we would like to invite you to celebrate Easter in the beautiful Transylvanian Village of Cund! With the local tradition of egg painting, the northern German tradition of a massive bonfire which symbolizes the end of winter in my home village close to the Danish border, the fun of looking for hidden eggs and treats for kids in the large Valea Verde garden and special church services in German, Romanian and Hungarian – we will spare no effort to make your Easter break a most memorable and exciting one! Though we also offer our…

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Valea Verde Truffle Brunch

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On Sunday September 17th we warmly welcome you in the Valea Verde Lounge for a lush and delicious brunch buffet featuring the best local produce (including Transylvanian Truffles) as well as a selection of BBQed dishes! At 12.30h we will welcome you with a glass of beautifully chilled sparkling Romanian wine – the buffet will open at 13h and remain open till 16h, so you will have ample time to come for a refill after a splash in the pool or a nice walk in the rolling surrounding Cund! This brunch is available for a price of RON 119,- per…

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The Valea Verde Gym

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We are thrilled to announce, that we officially opened the Valea Verde Wellness Gym with its top off the range TechnoGym FORMA line equipment! After a swim in the wonderful soft waters of our Valea Verde Swimming Lake, a ride with our Mountain Bikes, shooting some arrows in the Archery ground or a fun ride on one of our horses in our round pen or the open fields, we believe that with this new addition of a classic gym we will be able to cater to most wishes of those wishing to exercise and stay fit during they vacation in…

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Wellness Massages

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Valea Verde Wellness Massages We are extremely pleased to announce that each Wednesday afternoon we will have an extremely experienced and qualified masseur at the Valea Verde, who will spoil our guests in the beautiful ambience of the Red Room. Marcel Ferezan will be available for the following massage treatments: – relaxing massages – anti-cellulite massages – acupressure massages – reflexology massage – shiatsu Kindly note, that we recommend to book your special massage experience ahead and that – by prior appointment – Marcel is available ANYTIME to attend to your special needs!

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A Sparkling Weekend

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A Sparkling Weekend with Marinela Ardelean We warmly invite you to a weekend dedicated to discovering the inspiring world of Sparkling wines from August 19th to August 21st, 2016! Amidst the rolling hills of Transylvania in the tiny village of Cund, the Valea Verde welcomes you with its unique rustic but refined charm in restored old farmhouses providing you with comfortably cosy and characterful accommodation. In this secluded country-side setting, internationally renown author and wine critic Marinela Ardelean will host a special weekend introducing guests to the amazing diversity and beauty of sparkling wines. Marinela Ardelean will carefully pair delectably…

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Romanian Wines

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The World Of Romanian Wines by Marinela Ardelean! We warmly invite you to a weekend dedicated to discovering the enchanting world of Romanian wines from December 16th to December 18th, 2016! Amidst the rolling hills of Transylvania in the tiny village of Cund, the Valea Verde welcomes you with its unique rustic but refined charm in restored old farmhouses providing you with comfortably cosy and characterful accommodation. In this secluded country-side setting, internationally renown wine expert Marinela Ardelean will host a special weekend introducing guests to the amazing diversity and beauty of Romanian wines. Marinela Ardelean will carefully pair delectably delicious menus of local…

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Bordeaux Weekend

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On the last weekend in May we will be hosting a fabulous weekend dedicated to the world`s most famous wine region – Bordeaux! Guided by international renown food & wine expert and seasoned speaker Roland Birr, we will embark on a journey discovering the traditional food & wine delights, learn more about the history & present of this region as well as the unique organisation and classification of Bordeaux! From Friday to Sunday we will be tasting a whole variety of traditional local foods, which may sometimes sound a bit rustic or adventurous, but are absolutely uniquely delicious! Here a…

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Village Apartment 13 (Reussdorfer Hof)

The Reussdorfer Hof is the biggest house in Cund and we restored this house to cater for the growing demand of families and friends travelling together. The House is situated on the main road in the village center and has large, open grounds with many trees and great views of the surrounding hills. This guesthouse is perfectly suited for large families or friends travelling together, who enjoy the privacy of a private bedrooms with an armchair and private bathroom, whilst having large space to meet and enjoy a glass of wine and dine! This guesthouse has seven en-suite double rooms and the daily rate…

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Women´s Day

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With the International Women`s Day taking place on a Tuesday this year, we concentrate all our efforts to celebrate and spoil the women in our life´s the weekend before! We decided to dedicate an entire weekend to this worthwhile cause and would like you to ask you to join us in the rolling Transylvanian Countryside. We will have a special bouquet of flowers awaiting you with a complimentary small bottle of prosecco in the room to set the tone upon your arrival on Friday night and follow things up with a candle light dinner on Friday night featuring some corn…

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Orthodox Easter

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Embracing many local and personal traditions, we would like to invite you to celebrate Easter in the beautiful Transylvanian Village of Cund! With the local tradition of egg painting, the northern German tradition of a massive bonfire which symbolizes the end of winter in my home village close to the Danish border, the fun of looking for hidden eggs and treats for kids in the large Valea Verde garden and special church services in German, Romanian and Hungarian – we will spare no effort to make your Easter break a most memorable and exciting one! Though we also offer our…

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Gourmet Weekend

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On the weekend of March 3rd to 5th, 2017 we welcome Roland Birr back in Cund for a weekend dedicated to the good things in life – amazing food, great wines and inspiring culinary workshops! On Friday evening we will gather for a sparkling reception to meet your fellow gourmet friendsbefore we start the feasting weekend with a HotPot Gourmet Dinner featuring fabulous international wines and a round of cigars afterwards. On Saturday morning we will host a Bordeaux Workshop discovering the Grand Cru classification from 1855 and the unique Bordeaux-stock market on wines an of course sample some sensational wines….

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Mid Week Breaks

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As nearly all weekends are fully booked this summer, we are now offering special mid week programs for families and couples! Book for two nights or more and join us for a coach ride or a nicely prepared picnic basket or receive one therapeutical massage by Marcel Fenesan in front of open fireplace of the Red Room to make your stay at the Valea Verde a special one. We will also happily organise a delicious wine-tasting at the nearby Transylvanian winery Villa Vinea or plan a guided excursion for you (click here for more information). Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any offers or help with planning your…

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Valea Verde Brunch

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After the massive success of the last summers brunches we warmly invite you to join us on selected dates in the beautiful setting of the Valea Verde Restaurant for a lush brunch buffet featuring the best local produce as well as a nice selection of BBQed dishes! The buffet will open at 12h and remain open till 16h, so you will have ample time to come for a refill after a nice walk in the rolling hills surrounding Cund! The first Sunday brunch of 2016 will be on January 24th. Coffee, Tea, Water, orange and apple juice, homemade lemonade as well as a welcome…

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Village Apartment 10 (Reussdorfer Hof)

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The Reussdorfer Hof is the biggest house in Cund and we restored this house to cater for the growing demand of families and friends travelling together. The House is situated on the main road in the village center and has large, open grounds with many trees and great views of the surrounding hills. This guesthouse is perfectly suited for large families or friends travelling together, who enjoy the privacy of a private bedrooms with an armchair and private bathroom, whilst having large space to meet and enjoy a glass of wine and dine! This guesthouse has seven en-suite double rooms and the daily rate…

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Village Apartment 11 (Reussdorfer Hof)

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The Reussdorfer Hof is the biggest house in Cund and we restored this house to cater for the growing demand of families and friends travelling together. The House is situated on the main road in the village center and has large, open grounds with many trees and great views of the surrounding hills. This guesthouse is perfectly suited for large families or friends travelling together, who enjoy the privacy of a private bedrooms with an armchair and private bathroom, whilst having large space to meet and enjoy a glass of wine and dine! This guesthouse has seven en-suite double rooms and the daily rate…

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Village Apartment 12 (Reussdorfer Hof)

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The Reussdorfer Hof is the biggest house in Cund and we restored this house to cater for the growing demand of families and friends travelling together. The House is situated on the main road in the village center and has large, open grounds with many trees and great views of the surrounding hills. This guesthouse is perfectly suited for large families or friends travelling together, who enjoy the privacy of a private bedrooms with an armchair and private bathroom, whilst having large space to meet and enjoy a glass of wine and dine! This guesthouse has seven en-suite double rooms and the daily rate…

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Village Apartment 13 (Reussdorfer Hof)

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The Reussdorfer Hof is the biggest house in Cund and we restored this house to cater for the growing demand of families and friends travelling together. The House is situated on the main road in the village center and has large, open grounds with many trees and great views of the surrounding hills. This guesthouse is perfectly suited for large families or friends travelling together, who enjoy the privacy of a private bedrooms with an armchair and private bathroom, whilst having large space to meet and enjoy a glass of wine and dine! This guesthouse has seven en-suite double rooms and the daily rate…

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Village Apartment 14 (Reussdorfer Hof)

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The Reussdorfer Hof is the biggest house in Cund and we restored this house to cater for the growing demand of families and friends travelling together. The House is situated on the main road in the village center and has large, open grounds with many trees and great views of the surrounding hills. This guesthouse is perfectly suited for large families or friends travelling together, who enjoy the privacy of a private bedrooms with an armchair and private bathroom, whilst having large space to meet and enjoy a glass of wine and dine! This guesthouse has seven en-suite double rooms and the daily rate…

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Village Apartment 15 (Reussdorfer Hof)

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The Reussdorfer Hof is the biggest house in Cund and we restored this house to cater for the growing demand of families and friends travelling together. The House is situated on the main road in the village center and has large, open grounds with many trees and great views of the surrounding hills. This guesthouse is perfectly suited for large families or friends travelling together, who enjoy the privacy of a private bedrooms with an armchair and private bathroom, whilst having large space to meet and enjoy a glass of wine and dine! This guesthouse has seven en-suite double rooms and the daily rate…

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Winter Serenade

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Following the beautiful Lake Side concerts this summer, we want continue this tradition with some enchanting classical music on our very first “Transylvanian Winter Serenade” Weekend. We would like to invite you to enter into a really romantic and special mode with great food, some inspiring Romanian Wines and two wonderful concerts in the cosy setting of the Valea Verde Restaurant. We will have a special plate of fresh fruits and home made biscuits awaiting you in your room to set the tone upon your arrival on Friday night and follow things up with a candle light dinner on Friday…

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Lake Side Concerts

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Ever since we finished building the Valea Verde lake it has been our ambition to host the amazing Tiberius Quartet for late night concerts under the Transylvanian star lit skies – and this season we will finally start this new tradition with a late night concert on July 12th! The award winning Tiberius Quartet has won the prestigious European „Erste Wiener Klassik Preis” in 2009 and toured Europe and the US extensively in the last several years. Based in Tirgu Mures as the state quartet, this inspiring group of highly talented musicians has played at the Valea Verde on several…

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Wild Carpathia

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Our good friend, the renown writer and presenter Charlie Ottley, is running a series of exclusive tours based on the very popular series “Wild Carpathia”. Designed to showcase the most beautiful and intriguing parts of Romania, these trips include Saxon Transylvania (including places like Cund, Viscri and many more), the Maramures, the painted monasteries of Bucovina and the birthplace of Vlad Dracul, the Danube Delta. There will be a chance to see bears in the wild, take a steam train through the mountains, soak in mineral springs, stay in stunning Eco-lodges and experience the best of Romanian culture and cuisine….

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Guest Chef Precht-Hallé

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We are honoured and incredibly happy to finally welcome Chef Iris Precht-Hallé as a guest chef at the Valea Verde on Saturday April 12th, 2014! Chef Iris Precht-Hallé is the chef and owner of the amazing “Botheler Landhaus”, where she is cooking her own modern interpretation of local cuisine with her distinct classic French background. The “Botheler Landhaus” has won many awards and appeared since the early 90s with top rankings in the Gault Millau, Guide Michelin and others and Chef Iris also featured in numerous TV shows on national German television. At the Valea Verde Restaurant Chef Iris Precht-Hallé is cooking…

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A dinner with a view!

From June onwards we are offering our guests a unique dining experience in the hills around Cund. We have picked the most amazing spot (in our opinion) for a romantic dinner with fantastic view across the rolling hills of the Cund valley. About 600m away from the Valea Verde we will be setting up a table and two or more chairs with white linen and a

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Chaîne des Rôtisseurs

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In this post I would like to introduce the oldest gastronomic society worldwide, which is not yet all that well known in Romania – the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs! With over 25,000 members, the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is an International Association of Gastronomy now established in over 70 countries bringing together enthusiasts who share the same values of quality, fine dining, the encouragement of the culinary arts and the pleasures of the table. The distinctive character of our association is to bring together amateurs and professionals, from all over the world, whether they are hoteliers, restaurateurs, executive chefs or sommeliers, in the…

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Villa Vinéa

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In this post I would like to introduce our neighbors “Villa Vinéa” – a new winery just 18km away from the Valea Verde, which launched their still very young wines at the end of 2012. Villa Vinéa is situated in the Tarnave valley between Bahnea and Tirnaveni, just 15 km from the well known Jidvei winery. The Tarnave region used be a well known wine area before the second world war with many small and some larger wineries, but predominately white varieties were grown here. Villa Vinéa is owned by a business man from South Tirol, which had the vision to reinvent…

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Valea Verde Voucher

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Surprise friends, family or partners with a stay at the Valea Verde! We have several vouches available from Truffle Hunting Weekends to Romantic Dinners in the Red Room or a special winter break with great food and special wine pairings… We happily create a customized experience for you to give away, just contact us and let us inspire you! A Truffle Hunting weekend is always an excellent gift for all people passionate about food, nature and great company! Spoil someone with a voucher to this autumn or winter activity – especially all “foodies” will enjoy the combination of experiencing how…

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Artisan Cheese Makers

In the next few posts I would like to introduce some really valued friends and suppliers, without whom we could not be creating or maintaining nor enjoying the quality of cooking we do. One of the prime examples of people we found as inspiring suppliers is the Schuster Family from Mosna. Lavinia and Willy Schuster have made a name for themselves by being on the forefront of small scale organic farming. The Schuster family own and run a small farm in Mosna (11km outside Medias) with their many children. The farm is an old Transylvanian farmstead with just 8 cows,…

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Dining in the Red Room

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If you are looking for a hide away for a quiet and private dinner in a beautiful and relaxed atmosphere, the Red Room is your place! In an old converted barn – situated just 20m from the Valea Verde Restaurant – we have created a unique space, where you can enjoy a special lunch or dinner. The Red Room features exposed old oak beams, is painted in oxblood red and has grand views of the Valea Verde gardens and the hills and forest beyond. This charming room is furnished with a wooden dining table,  a cast-iron wood-burning stove with a…

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The Pavilion

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In the yard of the Valea Verde you are most welcome to spend time in our charming wine pavilion seating up to twelve persons surrounded by our 30 year old vines bearing generous amounts of grapes… With great panoramic views of he garden and yard, you have the chance to enjoy a freshly squeezed juice, a nice Samova tea or a beautiful glass of wine. We serve lunch and dinner here or you are most welcome to choose from our extensive selection of board games during the day or evening – the pavilion is just the right place to informally…

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The Valea Verde Lounge

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As of July 1st the Valea Verde Lounge is welcoming guests, who would like to enjoy a nice glass of wine in a charming setting with great views of the Valea Verde Swimming lake and the Transylvanian Wilderness! Between Thursday and Monday you are most welcome to also have lunch or dine in the Lounge or just spend some relaxing time in the shade during the day or admire the starlit sky at night…. We also welcome groups of up to 60 People for an dining experience with amazing views of the rolling hills and green valleys – please feel…

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Transylvanian Events Calendar

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Our friends Iuliana and Cristi from Reky Travel (www.reky-travel.de), a great travel agency from Sibiu, have compiled a quite extensive list of events taking place in Transylvania this summer. Here we would like to present you with some of the events we think are particularly noteworthy and we have included some links to the respective sites. All summer long… Concerts organized by in Saxon churches in several locations in Transylvania. The concerts are often of extremely high musical quality and often in amazing settings – from very rural in charming old churches to amazing city churches of outstanding acoustics and…

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It´s Summer!

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With the start of the summer being officially declared on June 21st, we decided to host a weekend celebrating the incredibly diverse and beautiful Transylvanian produce this time of the year brings to us! We will be walking the fields and wild meadows in the rolling hills around Cund collecting the freshest herbs, wild flowers and eatable plants we can find, savor some special meats of wild game and mangalita and sample some great wines from Romania. Upon your arrival on Friday night, we will spoil you with a special cocktail created especially for the occasion and some crostinis of…

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Truffle Risotto

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Sadly the truffle season has ended much earlier than it did in the last couple of years, but by popular demand we wanted to share this relatively easy recipe for a lush and extremely tasty risotto with you. As you can see later, you may substitute the truffles by other toppings – with spring time approaching one can even start dreaming about the wonderful fresh porcini or chanterelle mushrooms appearing from May onwards in the forests around us… Cooking a great risotto really isn´t all that complicated, you really only just need to observe a few basic technics and then you will…

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Children`s Weekend

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With summer starting we are hosting our first outdoor event of 2013 – our “Children`s Weekend” – on the first weekend in June (May 31st to July 2nd). We are dedicating theses two days in the Transylvanian Countryside to special kids activities and all parents are welcome to to join their kids or to simply sit back and relax. During this weekend all children will be under constant and qualified supervision of Romanian and English speaking staff, who strive to make this weekend a special experience for everybody! As food plays an important role in the Valea Verde, we will of…

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Archery

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As of the spring season 2013 we are happy to offer our guest the unique experience of building their own longbow in a workshop dedicated specially to this purpose under the guidance of an experienced craftsman! The ancient traditions of the British or Hungarian bowman, who used their bows and arrows to hunt and fight, have seen a great revival in the last couple of years. The craft of selecting a suitable piece of wood and turning it into a longbow, which can shoot an arrow over a long distance, is a lengthy process that requires a lot of patience…

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“Beyond the forest”

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“Beyond the forest” Siebenbürgen – Ardeal – Erdely The sound of the “Transylvania” evokes many pictures and expectations – we are thinking of large, untouched landscapes with forest, wolves, bears, fortified churches and beautiful hidden villages. Transylvania is situated toward the west and the north of the Carpathian mountain range and borders on the great Hungarian plain. For travellers Transylvania presents many special experiences – nature lovers will find an amazing diverse flora and fauna in the untouched hills and valleys of the Transylvanian wilderness. For those interested in history, this area offers a very complex and highly interesting aspects: Transylvania…

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The truffle season has started!

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Each year in August, we join our truffle hunter Cornell on his expedition in search for this most delicious treasure the forest has to offer. Internationally acclaimed chefs have awarded top marks to truffles from the Carpathian Mountains. Our truffle weekend will give you the chance to explore and sample this for yourself. A relaxed dinner on the Friday kickstarts the event, giving you the opportunity to learn about truffles and the secrets of a successful search. After breakfast on Saturday morning you will join Cornel and his dogs on his trip into the forest. During the trip you will…

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The Valea Verde App

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We are incredibly happy to announce that we now have our very own App, available for download in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store! This App is meant to make life easier for all people interested in what we do here at the Valea Verde and offers – apart from some lots of information on our rooms, the restaurant and the area – also some special and exclusive discounts for its users. The following information can be found in the app: Detailed description of our restaurant and our apartments and houses All our special events and weekend offers Real…

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