TIME STANDS STILL IN WOODED HILLS OF ROMANIA

Located in the heart of Romania, a city with medieval architecture makes you feel like you’re inside a story.photo took from. Brasov, Romania.

In the nearby wonderful green forests of Carpathian Mountain range, a small settlement was founded by peoples from the Neolithic age (circa 9500-9300 BC). Situated in a highly strategic point, the king of Hungary invited Germans to colonise in order to develop mines, villages, towns and agriculture in the area around of Brasov.

With its central location, Brasov is a perfect location from which to explore central Romania (arguably the nicest part), and the distances to several tourist destinations (including the monasteries in northern Moldavia, the wooden churches of Maramureș and the Black Sea resorts) are reasonably achievable.

Culture and education made their mark very early in the history of Brasov. The first Romanian school was in fact in Schei, the oldest part of Brasov, which is said to have been established before 1400 AD, with its own teachers and their very own printing press. The works on display there have traveled all over Romanian territory.The Black Church is one of the most representative monuments of Gothic architecture in Romania dating from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. With a length of over 89 meters, it is considered to be the largest church in Romania, as well as the largest between London & Istanbul. The Gothic building was partially damaged by fire in April 1689, when its walls were blackened and it earned its current name, the Black Church.

Brasov’s industrial development began in the interwar period, when the aircraft factory was established (IAR, in 1925) & remains even today with many large NATO contracts according to world press. This plant produced the first Romanian aircraft which was used during the Second World War against the Soviet Union. Today many foreign companies have set up laboratories and production in Brasov, so an important part of the city’s economy is based on services, construction and light industry. In fact, the historic city center itself is a museum with impressive buildings by its size and architectural decorations. You can not pass through town without seeing in its center, Rope street, the narrowest street in Europe. Tampa Nature Reserve, located also in city center, offers a great view for any visitor who climbs the mountain top by cable car or serpentine. The famous ski resort of Poiana Brasov, 13 km from the city, was one of the first Romanian resorts at which international ski competitions take place.  Other attractions for tourists near by Brasov are Bran Castle (the Castle of Dracula), Râsnov Fortress or Prejmer Fortress.  But Brasov holds much more than this, for every generation, from children to Grandparents. It is a safe & welcoming city 365 days per year. If you would like to visit Brasov, the White Mountain team will be only too happy show you around. Just give is a call.

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