Welcome to the Brukenthal Summer Palace in Avrig
At the foot of the Transylvanian Carpathians, right in the middle of the town of Avrig, you find an unique baroque ensemble – the former summer residence of the Transylvanian governor Samuel von Brukenthal. Enjoy a visit in this historic manor and feel the charm of the spacious gardens dating from the 18th century – be sure to have an unparalleled experience that is unique in Transylvania.
Unique location in a baroque setting at the foot of the Carpathians
Once called “Transylvania´s Garden of Eden”, this baroque estate was built in the end of the 18th century by governor Samuel von Brukenthal. This little paradise garden with the enchanted palace is situated in the small town Avrig, at the foot of the Fagaras Mountains, at 20 kilometers east of Sibiu at National Road DN1.
The ideal place for holidays, day trips and events
You can easily get to the Brukenthal Palace in Avrig using via the National Road DN7 either from Brasov or Sibiu. The area around Avrig offers a multitude of touristic attractions, including the impressive mountain scenery of the Fagaras mountains, the idyllic Saxon villages with their fortified churches or the town of Sibiu, the European Capital of Culture in 2007. Our visitors can spend their leisure time in many ways, be it hiking, biking, horseback riding, or even for winter sports – we will help you to have an unforgettable stay.
Special arrangements may be prepared for bigger groups of visitors. If you announce your visit at least one day in advance we will prepare you a multi-course lunch in the Orangery or in the park. Coffee and cake can also be served on request. If you are interested, we arrange a guided tour of the summer residence, the town of Avrig or its glass manufactury and other sites (in English, German, French or Romanian). Prices for hosting and management begin at 15 lei per person. Please contact us in order to set up an individual offer.