Râșnov Fortress

Râșnov Fortress

Sent postcard to Michal Wolter (Poland) cod: 1001-101

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Râșnov Fortress

Râșnov Fortress

Sent postcard to Hilpi Toikka-Haldin (Finland) cod: 1001-091

Râşnov fortress

Râşnov Fortress was built about 800 years ago on a rocky hilltop, elevated at about 150m above in the small town of Râşnov. It is located 15 km southwest of Brasov and also about 15 km from Bran Castle. The fortress is on the Bran Pass, a trade route connecting Wallachia with Transylvania. It is one of the biggest rural fortresses in the country and somehow unique in that it was meant to be a place of refuge for the commoners from sieges over extended periods of time. As such it had at least 30 houses, a school, a chapel, and other buildings more commonly associated with a village.

Sent postcard to Regina Cyntia (The Netherlands)