Transalpina is the lengthiest road that stretches over the Carpathian Mountains – and this is valid not only in Romania, where Transalpina is found, but also in the other Carpathian countries. The road traverses the Parang Mountains from the north to the south, being parallel with the Olt and Jiu Rivers; the maximum altitude is reached in Urdele Strait (2145).
Transalpina has been constructed by the Roman armies on their way to Sarmisegetuza and has been paved by King Carol II after 1930 (this being the reason for which Transalpina is also known as the King’s Road). After the Second Word War, this mountainous path had been rehabilitated by the Germans. But afterwards, the road was forgotten. No one ever took the responsibility of maintaining Transalpina in good use.
In 2007, a public works project set out to modernize the Transalpina by paving the roads and making it easier for tourists to enjoy the highest altitude highway in the country. It would take five years to finish.
Traseul Transalpinei are o lungime de: - 141 km de la Novaci la Saliste, respectiv 155 km de la Bengesti (locul unde se desprinde traseul Transalpinei din DN67 Tg.Jiu - Rm.Valcea) la Saliste (intersectia cu DN1 Sibiu - Sebes), - 137 km de la Novaci la Sebes, respectiv 148 km de la Bengesti la Sebes (DN67C) pentru cei care aleg aceasta ruta.
We freely speak of dreams We marvel at what they conceal But in my wonderworld Each sleeping vision is so real So I believe and hope That all the things I see May one day bring Such truth and peace As we can feel
Free from this waking world Deep in sleep's mystery My will is free to wander Free to wander carelessly At times it's not so far From what we call reality And at times I know I wonder If it all could come true
Oh, Mr. Wonderworld Don't be afraid 'Cause dreams were made Were made to dim the light The torment day can bring And leave you free To laugh aloud and hear Your heart bells ring Oh, oh, Mr. Wonderworld Wonderworld
Oh, Mr. Wonderworld Don't be afraid 'Cause your dreams were made They were made to dim the light The torment day can bring And leave you free To laugh aloud and hear Your heart bells ring Oh, oh, Mr. Wonderworld Artist: Uriah Heep lyrics Title: Wonderworld Transfagarasan Forgotten Roads - Tabla Buţii