Rasnov Citadel, Rasnov

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#3 of 17 in Historic Sites in Brasov County
Rasnov Citadel, also known as the "fortress of fear," attracts ghost hunters because of its infamous well and the recent discoveries of human bones in the castle's basement. A group of knights from the Teutonic Order built the intimidating fortress, which later served as a refuge for peasants during foreign invasions in 1215. Learn the legend of the well built by two Turkish prisoners who were promised their freedom upon completing the task and then were betrayed. A feudal museum exhibits old weaponry, tools, stamps, and traditional dress. Look for a skeleton buried underneath a glass floor. You can also try archery at the castle, or rest in one of several cafes and restaurants. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Rasnov holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Rasnov Citadel and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Bad care, badly restored. 12 ron entry. The best tractor that you upload. Not worth a go.
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  • We went up to the citadel to see Rasnov from above. I love citadels, and it has been restored very nicely. The view of the city is very nice. However, the shops inside are a tourist trap and do not fi...  more »
  • Truly recommended! Lets dive into the past for very little money, an attraction that with little dramatic really gives you a lot!
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