Lying at the foot of the Bucegi Mountains in the picturesque town of Sinaia is the stunning Castelul Peleş. Peleş is a masterpiece of German new-Renaissance architecture commissioned by King Carol I in 1873. The castle served as the summer residence of the royal family until 1947. Its 160 rooms are decorated with the finest examples of European art, Murano crystal chandeliers, German stained-glass windows and Cordoba leather-covered walls.
Interesting footnote: Peleş Castle was the first European castle entirely lit by electrical current. The electricity was produced by the castle’s own plant.
Sinaia, Prahova, Romania 10.3.15