Friday, June 18, 2010

Braşov, Romania

Braşov is the 8th most populous city in Romania. It is in Transylvania, at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. The train from Bucharest (~200 km) takes just over 3 hours...sort of.

The train going there was delayed an hour and the train back to Bucharest was 2.5 hours late. So 4 hours there and 6.5 hours back made for a very long day. I've got to say that Czech trains are way better.

The town has some really pretty buildings and it is a popular spot with tourists.

The most famous landmark is Biserica Neagrăis, the Black Church. It is a Gothic church and the largest, most important Lutheran church in the region. It became known as the Black Church when, in 1689, it was partially destroyed by a fire set by invading Habsburg forces during the Great Turkish War.

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