Mt Tâmpa information
Towering above town from the east is Mt Tâmpa, where Braşov’s original defensive fortress was built. Vlad Ţepeş attacked it in 1458, finally dismantling it two years later and – out of habit – impaling some 40 merchants atop the peak. These days it’s an easy trip up.
Many visitors go via the Tâmpa cable car offering stunning views from the top of Mt Tâmpa in a communist-era dining room. There’s access to hiking trails up here. Walk south to reach the Hollywood-style Braşov sign, with a viewing platform.
You can also hike to the top in an hour following zigzag trails from the cable-car station (red triangles) or from the northeastern edge of the wall.