If one get out of the train in Brasov, one have the feeling like at the Balkan. Bustle, homeless people, filth, haggling, pure music from taperecorders, that ubiquitous 'fastfood booths'.
Sometimes, they offer only coffee - an espresso in the cup EUR 0.20 - often additionally still other beverages like beer or coke.
There are however dumpling also, which from mincemeat, similarly cevapcici. One order they to 4, 6 or 8 pieces with mustard and white bread.

The variety of the cultures which lives in Romania, will realize one here in Brasov. In the case of the Hungarian 'minority', also absolutely involuntary. Because, Hungary had lost two third of its ground. Many Hungaries suddenly recovered themselves in another country without having changed the place.

In comparison to the rest of the city, the pedestrian-zone in the center of Brasov already looks almost like westerly. Here prevails the whole days over active drift.

One recognize that Brasov lies in the mountains, not only at the outlook of the hotel room but also at the lower temperatures early in the morning and in the evening.

From the mountain of Brasov (865 m high) have you a wonderful outlook about the city and their surroundings.

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Brasov was the population-richest and economically most important city of Transylvania in the middle age - from it begets the city-fortifications still today.

The landmark of the city is the Black Church - build in the years 1384 to 1477 - the biggest gothic church-construction of southeast-europe with 89 m length, 38 m width and 65 m height.

The hall-church with three naves possesses, is one of the biggest organs of Eastern Europe, which consist of more than 4000 pipes.

The monument of Johann Honterus, a humanist, scholar, reformer, typographer and woodcutter from Brasov stands before the church.

1541 he established the first Transylvanian high school and printed also the first Transylvanian school books and maps.

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Brasov's Innercity
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Bran (Törzburg)

Brasov has altogether 3 bus-railway stations. If one has found the right, one reache the palace of Bran, also as 'Dracula Castle' known, easily. It was completely renovated about the turn of the millennium.

The village museum that decides below the castle, is also worth a visit, if you have no possibility to visit that one in Bucharest.

The castle was erected by the German Knighthood about 1378 and is surrounded by the legend, it has been the residence of the prince Vlad Tepes. But real it's not provable.

The prince served the author Bram Stoker as model for his novel over 'Count Dracula', a romanian vampire.

The 'Castle of Dracula'
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Brasov Environs + Castle Bran
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Sinaia is an fashionable health resort in 800 meters of height, with old country houses, hotels and a casino.
The castle Peles, picturesque in front of a mountain scenery, built between 1875 and 1883, served king Caraol I of Romania as summer residence.

Because of its magnificent premises, a visit is necessarily recommendable!

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The Health Resort Sinaia
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