Attractions

Church in Braşov

Black Church

Romania’s largest Gothic church rises triumphantly over Braşov’s old town. Built between 1385 and 1477, this German Lutheran church was named for its charred appearance after the town’s Great Fire in 1689. Restorati…
Church in Braşov

St Nicholas’ Cathedral

With forested hills rising behind its prickly Gothic spires, St Nicholas’ Cathedral is one of Braşov's most spectacular views. First built in wood in 1392, it was replaced by a Gothic stone church in 1495 and later …
Walls in Braşov

Old Town Fortifications

Old Braşov was once enclosed by mighty fortified walls, 12m high and more than 3km-long. Built in stages between 1400 and 1650, these walls and defence towers were built in anticipation of attacks by the Turks. The …
Museum in Braşov

Ethnographic Museum

If you've ever wondered how hemp and goat hair were transformed into Transylvania's traditional scarlet and white village-wear, this exhibition space adjoining the Art Museum has the answers. Beyond the looms are di…
Mountain in Braşov

Mt Tâmpa

Rising 940m high and visible around Braşov, Mt Tâmpa is adorned with its very own Hollywood-style sign. Hard as it is to imagine, it was the site of a mass-impaling of 40 noblemen by Vlad Țepeș. Banish such ghoulish…
Square in Braşov

Piaţa Sfatului

This wide square, lined with cafes, was once the heart of medieval Braşov. In the centre stands the 1420 Council House (Casa Sfatului), topped by the Trumpeter's Tower, in which town councillors would meet. These da…
Historic Building in Braşov

Hirscher House

The Renaissance Hirscher House, completed in 1545, was once the largest building in Braşov. It was commissioned by Apollonia Hirscher, the widow of Braşov mayor Lucas Hirscher, so that merchants could do business wi…
Gallery in Braşov

Art Museum

A gallery to kill time in, more than a star attraction, the Art Museum has two floors of mostly Romanian paintings, including the luxuriant modernism of Gheorghe Vânătoru and Theodor Pallady's stirring portraits. In…
Museum in Braşov

First Romanian School Museum

This venerable museum near St Nicholas' Cathedral time-travels into the history of Romanian education. Students have been educated on this site since the late 16th century. The museum houses recreated schoolrooms, a…
Historic Building in Braşov

Citadel

In 1524 a new wooden citadel was built in Braşov, on top of Citadel Hill just north, though the stone wall ruins you now see are from the 16th and 17th centuries. It's a steep trek from the old town, but these old w…