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Rasnov Citadel, Rasnov

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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. Plan to visit Rasnov Citadel and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Rasnov attractions using our Rasnov tour planner.
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  • Rasnov citadelle is a medieval fortress with great views from up to two chains of mountains. Inside there are small souvenir shops. One can reach there on foot (ascending track of about 1km - not reco...  more »
  • We climbed the stairs (10 min on a good pace) and passed around to visiting the local 1:30. Admission is 12 lei per person. The city is small and with many ruins and have a beautiful view of 360 degrees in your highest point. Is to feel for a moment in the medieval era. Is very worthwhile.
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  • This is a great place to see if you are a Castel lover. It had been very nicely renovate. Don't miss  more »