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.
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.
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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