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Absolutely not Dracula’s Castle, Bran really does look the part, as though it ought to be Dracula’s Castle. The truth is that Vlad the...
Saxon settlers first built a church in Cristian in 1270, and many Gothic elements survive, from the rose window above the main portal (itself...
One of Eastern Europe’s best preserved fortified (and UNESCO listed) churches lies 16km northeast of Brasov. Surrounding a cross-shaped church...
Approximately halfway between Brasov and Bran, the town of Rasnov was founded around 1225 by German Teutonic Knights. Rasnov’s impressive...
The oldest of the fortified churches in and around Brasov, that at Codlea was built in 1225 to guard the Drumul Sasilor (Saxon Way) from Sibiu to...
In the early 13th century, German knights returning from the crusades understood the potential wealth of the region, and hung around. They built...
The fortified church at Ghimbav is less immediately impressive than the others in and around Brasov for the simple reason that urban creep has...
The proud church tower of Harman, 12km north of Brasov, is visible for kilometres around on the windswept plain; four small turrets warn visitors...
The decision to fortify Sanpetru’s church was built after the village had been destroyed by marauding Turks in 1432. Walls eight metres high were...
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