I thought Brahn Castle wasn't...
I thought Brahn Castle wasn't as impressive as 'Dracula's Castle' would sound. But it still worth visiting when you consider the bus ride there is about a 25 cents and the entrance fee is only a couple dollars. And then you can say you've been to Dracula's Castle.
The Rope St. (Strada Sforii)
The Rope St. (80m long) is one of the narrowest street (only 111 - 135 cm width !) in Europe; it lies between Cerbului St. and Poarta Schei St. and was mentioned in official documents in the 17th century.
Using the train
Getting to Brasov is very easy, due to the fact that it is a major Romanian railway hub. Between Bucharest, the capital, and Brasov there are many trains daily, almost one every hour. There are also frequent trains from other Romanian cities as well as a daily connection to Budapest, Hungary (via Oradea) and a EuroNight (fast night train) connection to Budapest via Arad. Also due to its affordability and comfort, train is the best way of reaching Brasov. Even though all Romanian trains are increasingly comfortable, try to take the InterCity (IC) trains. These are very modern and comfortable, as they are an initiative of the state railways to reinvigorate Romania's transport sector. "Rapid" trains are also comfortable and almost as fast as InterCities. "Accelerat" trains are also a fast alternative, lacking a little in the kind of comfort an InterCity or Rapid train would provide. Do not, however, take trains labeled as Personal (or abbreviated as P before their route number) to Brasov. Besides the fact that some of them are quite low on comfort, they take nearly twice the time to get there, since they stop at every stop. If you really are forced to take them (even though there are Rapid and IC trains at very accessible times all day), at least buy a first-class ticket.
Taste real steaks !
Excellent location. Historical building. Fine steaks.
If you like steaks, that's the place in Brasov !
It is to be mentioned that the Chef prepares your steak and then came to see your reaction.
Don't miss the Argentine Beef ! Keller Stump, Rosemary beef tenderloin, all the sweets.
Biserica Nera (Black Church)
The Black Church is the most visited monument in Brasov.
I read somewhere that it is the largest Gothic church between Istanbul and Vienna and today it remains of Lutheran religion.
It is called Black church because it took this colour as a result of a fire in 1689.
The main atraction of the church is its collection of 120 Turkish rugs which were gifts from merchants coming back from Turkey and today they are displayed hanging from the balconies of the church.
Another feature of the church is the Organ, which was built by a reputated German house, Buchholz of Berlin and it is the only original preserved.
As the majority of non-catholic churches, it charges a price for admission: 30,000 lei.
Small price for the originality of the interiors.