Natural Reserve "Secular oak trees from Breite Sighisoara"
Old trees between 400 and 600 years and up to 1.8 m in diameter, await you on the plateau near Sighisoara, in the largest and best preserved pasture habitat with secular gorges and oaks in central and eastern Europe. Here, in the middle of the forest, in just 133 ha, you will find 10 of nationally known plants (380 species and subspecies of plants).
A total of 115 species of vertebrates have been identified here, most of them protected by law. A favorite place for mushrooms (30 edible species), in the summer there are dozens of playful butterflies, and the atmosphere is from another world. In the winter, you will surely find traces of wolves, brown bears or wild cats.
Many species of plants and animals - woodpeckers, songbirds, lizards, bats or butterflies - can be seen here, depending on the season and time of day. Please do not disturb, injure or capture them. Right at the entrance, on the left, there are two fallen oaks and one about to collapse. An old oak, even dead, harbors an entire living universe (from woodpeckers, bats and partridges, to algae, lichens and insects) and that is why it is important to leave it where it has fallen. At the edge of the forest is one of the oldest oaks in the reserve, with a circumference of over 7.1 m and an estimated age of over 700 years! The narrowest part of the plateau is suggestively called, "The wolves cross" because, in winter, you will surely find traces of wolf, brown bear or wild cat.
The plateau is between the following coordinates:
- Latitude: Most southern point 46 ° 11.033 '; most northerly 46 ° 13.058 '
- Longitude: Western point 24 ° 44.877 '; most northern 24 ° 46.428 '
How to Visit:
• coming from Sighișoara, Brașov, on the national road DN14, towards Mediaș - Sibiu, after the roundabout from the exit from Sighișoara, about 4 km, after the climb on Hula Daneșului, the first road to the left - forest road of 2 km.
• coming from Sibiu direction, on the national road DN14, after leaving the village of Daneș, climb the Hula Daneșului, the last forest road on the right before the first turn.
By bike or hike:
• From Sighișoara, from Ana Ipatescu street, next to the information panels marked with the Transylvanian Hills, follow the red band marking
You can visit thie place by hiking, cycling, horseback riding coming from Sighișoara or Crihttps://www.colinele-transilvaniei.ro/villages-with-fortified-churches-1/Cris-ș or Stejărenii on Via Transilvanica, or coming from Apold on the red strip marked trail.
For guided tours, call Guides or local agencies.