Rolling Stone Hostel, Brasov, is your hub to Transylvania. We can arrange transportation to fallowing sightseeings of Transylvania from Brasov
- Bran - Dracula's Castle
Bran region is 26 km. Southwest of Brasov - meaning 30 min. by car. Bran is Romanian's main rural tourism destination and most famous tourist sight, while the hills and mountain ranges around offer endless opportunities for hiking, biking, horse riding and other recreation activities. This is great for travellers who love to find activities whether they're staying at a Gatwick Airport Hotel or in a Bangkok traveller's hostel.
Bran Castle is perched on a rock, strategically overlooking one of the most important mediaeval trading routes in this part of Europe, Bran looks as it could have been Dracula's home, although the ruins of Vlad Tepes real castle are at Poienari, on the other side of the Carpathians. The castle was build in 1377 by the Brasov Saxons to guard the pass and to levy a 3% tax to all merchants passing by. The castle was the property of the city of Brasov until 1920, when it was offered as a summer residence to Queen Marie. The scary interior hall and beautiful decorations, the view from balconies of the castle and more surprises around makes from Bran Castle a sure touristic sights.
- Rasnov Peasant Fortress
Sinaia is 48 km. South of Brasov had become a booming resort after the construction of King Carol I summer residence, Peles Castle, and the subsequent creation of a direct train line from Bucharest in the late 19th century. Peles Castle contains 106 rooms, richly decorated in ebony, mother of pearl, wall nut and leather, all totally alien to the traditional styles of Romanian art. Following the monarchy's demise in 1947, Peles was open to the public. Near the impressive castle, beyond the park, Manastirii Street leads up to Sinaia Monastery, build in the middle 17th century on the site of an earlier hermitage, and so called because it contained a stone brought from Mountain Sinai. Although you can't enter, you can admire the frescoes in the portal depicting Judgment Day.
- Sinaia Royal Peles Castle
Approximately halfway between Brasov and Bran, Rasnov was founded around 1225 by German Teutonic Knights. Rasnov's impressive fortress was built in the 14th century to protect the people of Rasnov and the surrounding villages from the invaders. During times of war, a 174 m. deep well was made, taking 17 years to carve out of a rock. The last siege took place in 1690, after which the fortress was successively severely damaged by fire (1718), rebuilt (1719) and partially leveled by an earthquake (1802). The last use of the fortress as a refuge was during the revolutions of 1821 and 1848, when Romanian refugees and revolutionaries resided here. Although most building in the fortress lie in ruins, the views from the top of the fortress over the plains and mountains are the best. To reach the fortress, climb up the steps from the square below, or drive up the road towards Poiana Brasov and turn left up a steep gravel road
- Sighisoara Medieval Town
Called in the past "Pearl of Transylvania", consider to be the most beautiful and complete medieval architectural town of Romania and the most beautiful inhabited citadel throughout Europe, the museum-town Sighisoara offers the rare chance of a retrospect into a medieval atmosphere of past century.
The Clock Tower - Symbol of the town Sighisoara, it was at first a gate tower having two levels, also called the great Tower-gate. Now is 64 m. high and it has the shape of a rectangular prism with bulky walls (2,35 m. diameter at the base), 4 levels and a balcony. On both sides of the tower is a huge clock and figurines in its recesses.
- Fortress of Poienari - Real Dracula's Castle
The fortress is built on the strategic place, from where the Arges Valley can be surveyed.
The Fortress of Poienari seems to have started during Vlad's Tepes father, Vlad Dracul, but Dracula is the one that fortifies it. The Fortress not only occupies to whole summit of the Poienari hill, but enlarges it. The walls surrounding the castle, still visible today, give it the strange appearance. The unusual building structure is made up of red brick, sitting on top of gray stone base. The walls are 9 feet thick, an absolutely powerful structure.
The Fortress can be reached by climbing the 1425 steps of the rocky stairs.
- Fagaras Stronghold
Built in the 15th century on the ruins of a wooden construction, in the South Eastern Part of Transylvania, the Fagaras stronghold had great importance in defending the region in the medieval times.
At the centre of the stronghold stands the castle. It has three levels (basement, ground floor, first floor) and five towers (the Red Tower, the Black Tower, the Prison's Tower, Tomori Tower and the Motley Tower).
The castle has 80 rooms, and is surrounded by a deep and wide moat. The citadel was ranked among the strongest in Transylvania, standing up to Turkish and Tartar invasions. Access is made through a bridge over the defense moat.
Inside is the Museum of Fagaras Country; comprised of an archaeology section, which render the evolution of the Fagaras borough; history section, which display Roman artifacts and a collection of medieval weapons, and ethnographic section, which focus on artistic and folk crafts in the area.
More information on Day trips Brasov Tours