City of the Teutonic Knights Brasov
City founded by a German order of knights
The German name of Brasov, Kronstadt (Crown City) is derived from its beautiful location at the foot of Tâmpa peak in the Southern Carpathians – it could also be called ” the Romanian Salzburg”. The city was built at the intersection of old merchant roads to Asia Minor, the Adriatic Sea to Central Europe and the Balkans.
The Baroque Town Hall stands In the center of the city, in a triangular square. Very close to it we find the 15th century Black Church / Biserica Neagră, the landmark of Brasov. In the three-nave Gothic church we can admire the largest mechanical organ in the country, with 4000 pipes and 76 stops. Also worth mentioning is the collection of Anatolian prayer rugs which can be seen here.
Other attractions include the Gothic St. Bartholomew’s Church and the Orthodox church of St. Nicholas / Biserica Sf. Nicolae. At Easter, the festival “Junii Brasovului” (Youngsters of Brasov) is celebrated and in August it hosts the International Music Festival “Cerbul de Aur” (The Golden Stag).
Just a few miles away and at almost 1000 m altitude there is the winter sports center Poiana Braşov.
MUSEUMS WE RECOMMEND
The Art Museum
The History Museum Brasov
The Ethnographic Museum
The Museum of the First Romanian School
The Muresenilor Memorial Museum
The Weber’s Museum
NOT TO BE MISSED
The Town Hall Square
The Old Town Hall
The Black Church
The Schei district
The St. Nicholas Church
The Jewish Kronstadt
IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Poiana Brasov / Poiana
The Rasnov Fortress
Dracula Castle in Bran / Bran
The Peles Castle
The fortified church of Hărman
The fortified church of Prejmer