Opposite the historical museum is the Renaissance Hirscher House (built 1539–45), also known as the ‘Merchants House’. It was...
This wide square, chock with cafes, was once the heart of medieval Braşov. In the centre stands the 1420 Council House (Casa Sfatului),...
Braşov Historical Museum
The old city hall today houses the two-floor, by-the-numbers Braşov Historical Museum, in which the history of the Saxon guilds is...
Gheorghe Dima State Philharmonic
Performing mainly between September and May, this orchestra has a fine reputation.
Keller Steak House
One of Braşov's premier steakhouses, you can eat inside its ochre interior or tackle your sirloin outside on the terrace. Steak and...
Curtea Johannes Honterus 2 · interesting places nearby
Black Church information
Braşov’s main landmark, the Black Church is the largest Gothic church between Vienna and Istanbul, and still used by German Lutherans today. Built between 1383 and 1480, it was named for its appearance after a fire in 1689. The original statues from the exterior of the apse are now inside.
The church’s 4000-pipe organ, built by Buchholz of Berlin in 1839, is believed to be the only Buchholz preserved in its original form. Organ recitals are held in the church during July and August, at 6pm Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Note the scrape marks outside the church; some locals swear it’s from soldiers’ sharpened swords from centuries past. Also the original construction was intended to have a far larger bell tower (funds ran out); see how small it is in comparison to the mammoth base.