"For years, I had wanted to drive along and see the Transfăgărășan... but we wouldn't get that far when we started off at the end of October and were surprised by the heavy snowfall." photographer ANKE LUCKAMNN tells GoSee. The aforementioned Transfogarasch elevated road was the freeway at the highest altitude in Romania for a long time – and in all the Carpathian Mountains – until the 148 kilometer long DN 67C freeway, or Transalpina, replaced it. The Transfogarascher freeway of today was for many years, both on the north and south sides, only a forest road and mountain trail until it was opened for long-distance traffic in 1974 after four years of construction.
Anke continues: "We tried to conquer the blocked road in the freshly fallen snow, but the mountain rescue service was friendly enough to help us out since we weren't getting anywhere. They supplied us with hot tea and sent us back down to the valley. So it's still on my to-do list. Have fun with the spread."