Brasov – the Romanian Salzburg
Brașov is simply one of the most beautiful cities from Romania. Braşov is located in the central part of the country, about 166 km north from Bucharest and according to the last Romanian census, there were 284,596 people living within the city of Braşov.
German colonists known as the Transylvanian Saxons played a decisive role in Braşov's history and culture. They also contributed at the amazing architectural flavor of the city.
Gothic spires, medieval gateways, Soviet blocks and a huge Hollywood-style sign: Braşov’s skyline is instantly compelling. A number of medieval watchtowers still glower over the town. Between them sparkle baroque buildings and churches, while easy-going cafes line main square Piaţa Sfatului. Visible from here is forested Mt Tâmpa, sporting ‘Braşov’ in huge white letters.
Braşov is a good base for skiing in nearby Poiana Braşov, or trekking in Piatra Craiului National Park, 30km west. Most travellers use it as a gateway to castles in Bran and Râșnov.