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Râșnov Citadel, Rasnov
(3.8/5 based on 480+ 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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  • We visited this citadel during a tour of Dracula. Is just a few kilometres from the famous bran Castle, to reach it there is a funicular or, as we did, you can go through a towing tractor wagons! Some people made the uphill walk ... but that grind!!! At the top you pay admission (no euros) and gets a ride inside the walls ... only a few ruined walls and shop. The best part is the view that can be admired ... spectacular!
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  • It is beautiful if you like the typical architecture of Transylvania and its mysterious forests, since the city is immersed in them. Pin the castle on the top of the Hill, literally.
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  • Commonly after Bran castle I go to Ranov ruins to show, I went 3 times and enjoy his view, you can feel the history walking thru his walk.