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Râșnov Citadel, Rasnov

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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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  • To get to Rasnov, one would need to have a lot of energy to walk.. Fortunately we took an uber, and the driver was nice enough to park right in front of the citadel gates... There, you can imagine how...  more »
  • We visited this fortress on a recommendation, from the Brasov tourist centre, lady. One we are so glad we visited the tourist centre two, she gave excellent advice. The fortress is huge so allow plent...  more »
  • Converted into a nest of tourists, but even so, lovely. Already impressive when seen from the village. It was built at the beginning of the 13th century to defend Transylvania of the advance of the Turks and the Tatars; abandoned for many years it was restored in recent times. Up to it we can leave parked the car in a large parking lot that is at your feet; in theory it is payment, but when I was I had raised barrier. From here you can opt for upload walk along a paved road, everything is uphill, but it will only take us 10 minutes and it is a very pleasant walk. If we don't want to go walking, we have the option to take a mini-train, which also goes to Dino Park, which is next to the Citadel, for a fee of 5 lei (just over one euro) per person, roundtrip. Once up, remove the entry in box office: 12 lei (€2.60) adults and 6 lei (€1.30) children. The interior of the Citadel is full of souvenir shops. There are extraordinary views of the entire environment. Worth a good stroll and contemplate it all; the visit is relatively short because apart from shops is not too much to do; with one hour we have more than enough to enjoy the Citadel. Open daily from 09.00 to 19.00 hours (in winter season closes at 17.00 hours).
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