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Râșnov Citadel, Rasnov

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.7/5 based on 460 reviews on the web
Râșnov 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 Râșnov Citadel and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Rasnov attractions using our Rasnov tour planner.
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  • Perhaps the best view of Rasnov Citadel is when walking through the main gate. It was nice to walk around, though there were quite a few souvenir shops spread around. The view from the highest point w...  read more »
  • Simply an AMAZING place!!! I've traveled all through Romania and this was my favorite visit. I have been to castles and fortresses all over Europe (to include the walls of Constantinople) and this is ...  read more »
  • the best place i went to on my tour of transalvania. do not miss this if your there the views are amazing. just walking around thinking about all the things that went on there.i jumped onto an english...  read more »
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