Summer University 2016


The mystery of Transylvanian (k)nights

Organized by AEGEE-Cluj-Napoca

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The greatest battle of all times is starting to unfold in Transylvania, where days of heroes and legends await. The adventure it set to begin with dragons, fairies and brave knights, but Count Dracula has bewitched our creatures and our magical land. 35 brave warriors are expected to train and prepare themselves for the ultimate adventure.
You will fight for your house, in order to defeat those that threaten the happiness of your heart. But be warned, many challenges await: hiking, room escaping, adventure park, treasure hunting, medieval tournaments, feasts and till-the-morning-royal-parties. Bring all the courage and energy that you have, this adventure is here to show you another side of Romania. We will experiment the authentic Romanian culture through cuisine, art and history, and explore the medieval side of Transylvania.

Join US in our mission and show your heroism and your legendary party moves, while being surrounded by the Carpathian paradise and its ancient tales. We'll conquer together the lands of Cluj-Napoca, Alba-Iulia, Sibiu, Brasov, Sighisoara and those of the Apuseni mountains, boosting ourselves with throat-burning "water of life and death" so that we are not to die in combat with the beast.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. When was the last time you did something for the first time?

General Information:

From: Tuesday, July 19th
To: Wednesday, August 3rd
Starts in: Cluj-Napoca
Ends in: Cluj-Napoca
Type: Travelling Summer University info_outline
Thematic categories: History and Local Culture / Sports
Fee: 195€ info_outline
35 Friends
Accomodation: Student dorms, gym
Confirmation: Send copy of the ticket AND pay 50% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 30€
Used for: Adventure Park and Visit to Peles Castle
Alternative: Visit to Museum in Brasov
Language: English
Special equipment needed: sleeping bag, mattress
Suited for disabled people: No


Medieval Transylvania. Breaking Stereotypes.


Phone: 0040746238850

Our ideal participant:

    The Knight’s Code of Chivalry: A brave warrior is expected to have, not only the courage and skills to survive sleepless nights in the mythical land of Dracula, but also to step out his/her comfort zone and vow that at all times he/she will be active, open-minded, enthusiastic and team-oriented. By this means, he/she needs to honor his kingdom with an adventurous spirit and a sense of humor that has never been seen before.


  • hiking
  • room escape
  • teambuilding and team activities
  • treasure hunt
  • medieval tournament
  • medieval themed workshops
  • cooking course and dance workshop
  • visiting Alba-Iulia and Sighisoara medieval fortresses
  • visiting Bran(Dracula) and Peles castles
  • visiting Turda Salt Mine
  • city tours and city games
  • till-the-morning-thematic-parties
  • camp fire and barbecue in the mountains

Course Information:

Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Experienced AEGEE members
Supported by University: Yes

Join the Summer University and visit:


Cluj-Napoca, the unofficial capital of Transylvania and the European Youth Capital in 2015, is the gathering point of young knights and ladies who want to change the world. The city can bewitch you in no time with its baroque architecture, bohemian café society and vibrant nightlife. There are over 100.000 brave students living here because of the city’s well-known universities and business opportunities.

Apuseni Mountains

Apuseni Mountains it’s a no-man’s land, unique in its landscapes, dotted with caves and forested trails, with a world of subterranean rivers and a 3500-year-old underground glacier. Fresh air, peace and silence, are the main spells that can heal the wounds of brave warriors who fight each day in crowded cities.


Designated European Capital of Culture in 2007, Sibiu retains the grandeur of its earlier days when rich and powerful guilds dominated regional trade. The famous Bridge of Lies and the old city center, lined with colorful houses on cobblestone streets make Sibiu one of the most fascinating and romantic medieval cities in Romania, so we expect knights to gently propose to their ladies here.


Fringed by the peaks of the Carpathian Mountains and filled with gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture, the medieval city of Brasov is closely linked to Bran Castle, known for the Dracula myth, and Peles Castle, considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Europe. This is where our army will polish its skills and prepare for the great battle ahead.


Transylvania is also home to the exquisite medieval town of Sighisoara, a perfectly intact 15th century gem with nine towers, narrow passageways and cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is also the birthplace of Vlad Draculea, nicknamed Vlad the Impaler (Vlad Tepes), ruler of Walachia. Are you ready to finally meet this notorious character?