Râşnov and Bran

1 05 2009
Bran castle

Bran castle

From our base in Braşov, we took a short trip to the popular Bran castle and the citadel at Râşnov.  Bran castle is very popular and was somewhat crowded while we were there.  There must be a million digital photos of the place floating around on the internet already, but we’ll add ours just for good measure.

Traditional village museum

Traditional village museum

Bran castle had a reconstructed  medieval village that was interesting to look at, after walking through the lofty towers of Bran castle.  We had a lunch of salami, cheese, bread and some green peppers next to a crumbling re-created peasant cottage with a nice view of the castle.  Then we got back on a local bus to go back down the road to Râşnov, where we had seen the imposing citadel from the main road.

Rasnov fortress

Rasnov fortress

We had a nice hike up to the fortress, where we where able to walk around the partially reconstructed site relatively free. The fortress is up on a hill with great views of the valley and towns below, and the Bucegi Mountains to the south.

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Lunch spot

Lunch spot

Bran from the other side

Bran from the other side

Village roof detail

Village roof detail

Bran courtyard

Bran courtyard

Digital camera shootout, Bran Castle

Digital camera shootout, Bran Castle

Rasnov

Rasnov

Alexa in fortress

Alexa in fortress

View of the mountains

View of the mountains

Doorway below Bran

Doorway below Bran


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3 responses

2 05 2009
Grammy&Grandad

Dear Alexa and Jason,
Wonderful. I am sure the environment is quite different, with an old caucasian history. Did you wonder just where the doorway into the hillside went-possibly an escape route from the castle. Love, Grammy and Grandad

4 05 2009
shirley

Hi Alexa and Jason, I have enjoyed your travels through these last months. Hope you have good spring weather. Miss you. I will be in Germany in Sept. Will you be gone by then or can I see you?? Love, Aunt Shirley

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