Known in Romania as the Urlatoarea Cascada, the Wailing Waterfall is one of the most spectacular waterfalls, and one of the most impressive tourist sights, in the country. Located in the Bucegi Mountains at an altitude of about 1,100 meters, it stands nearly 15 meters high and gets its name from the sound of the water flowing down. Two smaller falls are nearby as well: Urlatoarea Mare and Urlatoarea Mica. One of the paths leading to the waterfall from the town of Poiana Tapului was built by King Carol I to connect the fall with Peles Castle.
The Wailing Waterfall can be combined with the fortified church at Prejmer and the fortified church Harman to make a good day trip from Brasov with a tour group or your own car.
The Wailing Waterfall can only be reached on foot. Visitors can follow a path from the cable car in the town of Busteni along a path marked with a red dot for about 30 minutes. Alternatively, follow the path from the town of Poiana Tapului marked with a blue dot.