Among them is the oldest letter in the Romanian language, written in 1521 by Neacsu, a merchant from the town of Campulung.

romanian dating tours-80romanian dating tours-60romanian dating tours-28

Built in 1559 and once the main entrance to medieval Kronstadt, it is the only original city gate to have survived the test of time.

Nearby is the classicist Schei Gate, built in 1827.

Ever since Saxon settlers arrived in the early 12th century, invading Mongols, Turks and others gave them a tough time, repeatedly destroying the old settlements of Bartholoma and Corona.

Thereafter, the Saxons set themselves to building fortifications around their town.

Fringed by the peaks of the Southern Carpathian Mountains and resplendent with gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture, as well as a wealth of historical attractions, Brasov is one of the most visited places in Romania.

Founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211 on an ancient Dacian site and settled by the Saxons as one of the seven walled citadels*, Brasov exudes a distinct medieval ambiance and has been used as backdrop in many recent period films.

The Blacksmiths' Bastion, one of the original seven built and guarded by the city's guilds, is located at the southern end of Dupa Ziduri Street.

Follow the city wall southeast to the fairy-tale Catherine's Gate.

A wooden staircase spirals up four levels, offering a great view of the old town.