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Nevermore Academy

 

Nevermore Academy, Cantacuzino Castle, România
 Nevermore Academy
I had never heard about Wednesday nor Nevermore Academy until recently through a post on Instagram where I discovered that the filming location is in Romania. As it turned out, the Academy was on our way to Brașov and I had a glimpse of it. Since then, I have checked out the series, Wednesday, and found that this is about the daughter of the Addams Family. I enjoyed watching the Addams Family as a kid and was intrigued by the adventures of Wednesday. I haven’t watched all the episodes of Season 1 yet but look forward to watching them soon. It’s so popular that Netflix announced a Season 2 is coming soon. 

The Cantacuzino Castle (Nevermore Academy) was the summer home of Prince Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino, a wealthy aristocrat and politician who died two years after the manor was completed. The manor is now owned by a German lawyer and property developer who is awaiting government approval for the transformation of the property to a golf and ski resort. The Castle is open to the public.

If you haven’t seen Wednesday yet, here are the trailers for Season 1 and 2:
Season 1 of Wednesday: https://youtu.be/Di310WS8zLk?feature=shared
Season 2: https://youtu.be/ZKaLzGXVy-Q?feature=shared

Rhein & Cie Azuga Wine Cellars
We stopped at the Rhein Azuga Wine Cellars for early dinner. It’s near Nevermore and sits at the foot of the mountain. We sat outside and enjoyed the tranquility that surrounded us. It was cooler here but the sun was still high in the sky and kept us warm as we savored our dinner. There is also a pension on the premises. How nice it would be to stay here for a few days and revel in the peace and quiet while exercising your olfactory receptors at the Cellar. I’ll drink to that!

Formal dining room of the restaurant
Address: Str. Independentei 24, Azuga

How to get there:
I was on a private tour with Nicolas Experience Tours. If you plan on visiting the region on your own, there’s a train service to Bușteni from Bucharest Nord. The train station is four minutes by car to the Castle or a 20 minute walk. Note: there’s an entrance fee to the Castle. The Rhein Azuga Wine Cellar is about three miles from the station. Check rome2rio.com for more transport options.


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Images by TravelswithCharie


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