See also: TusnadSf. Gheorghe
The touristic zone of Brasov
The touristic zone of Brasov can be considered the most various and the wealthiest touristic suggestion in Romania, both for its natural sights (natural monuments, natural reservations, winter sports, climbing, glidering, hunting and fishing) and for its historical and archaeological ones (fortresses, castles, churches, museums, etc.). That's why here there is the densiest mountain accomodation in Romania (hotels, chalets, touristic boarding houses, camping).
Major touristic sights
Poiana BrasovIs situated only 20 km away from Brasov and it has accommodation of any level, ski slopes, sportyards, a horsmenship center.
Touristic dataAll the way from Brasov to Bucharest (on E60), at small distances (25-30km) there are lots of mountain resorts, true pearls of the Romanian tourism: Predeal, Azuga, Busteni, Poiana Tapului, Sinaia - accommodation, restaurants, mountain and winter sports and points of leaving for touristic routes.
Only 27km away from Brasov, on DN73, Bran Castle, also known as Draculas Castle, was built between 1377 and 1382 - one of the most famous architectural and historical monuments in Romania. The Bran-Rucar Passage and the surrounding mountains (Bucegi Mountains and Piatra Craiului Mountains) are standard zones for the rural tourism and for climbing. In the surrounding towns and villages you will find castles, fortresses, peasant citadels, fortified churches; for example, Codlea (12km on E68) you will find the traces of the Black Fortress (built by the Teuton Knights in the 13th century) and the Peasant Citadel dating 1432; Harman Citadel (12km on E574) - a peasant citadel built in 1500 around the Roman Church (1280); Prejmer (20km on E574 / DN10) - it is considered to be the most fortified peasant citadel in Transylvania (the 15th-17th centuries).
Towards North, on E574 and then on DN12 (from Chichis), we enter Ciucuri's Valley where every spring is a mineral water spring and even the wells have mineral water.