Trip at a Glance
Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing
€15 EUR per person
Departure Day(s) and Time(s)
Pick up from accommodation, drop off at requested location, specialized guidance, safe and comfortable transport, unique and special cars for transport, photos on tour.
- Explore the fortress never conquered.
- Meet the knights of the fortress.
- Experience bow shooting, ax throwing and weaving.
Explore the history of Rasnov Fortress, located on a rocky hilltop in the Carpathian Mountains. First mentioned in official Saxon documents, hey first settled in Transylvania in the 11th century, founded the Saxon town of Rasnov. Following the first Tartar invasion of 1241, a series of fortresses were constructed by the Teutonic Knights to defend the people. Rasnov Fortress is one of these peasant fortresses. This castle differs from the others because it was meant to be a place of refuge for the commoners from sieges over extended periods of time. It had at least 30 houses, a school, a chapel, and other buildings more commonly associated with a village.
Recently, the old fortress has been restored to its former glory and today, you can visit the impressive remains. There is also a museum here, hidden behind the ancient walls, where you can find a skeleton buried beneath a glass floor, as well as the deepest well in Transylvania and some other interesting artifacts.
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