Brașov and surroundings – one of the main interests in Transylvania

article by Tibi Ruczui

Cheap City-Break

According to the reservation site, a city break in Brașov reaches up to 550-600 lei (140€), considering that two nights‘ accommodation at a 3 star hotel/pension in Brașov costs almost 400 lei (80€), and according to the chosen means of trasportation, the journey to Brașov costs between 150 and 200 lei (45€) for two persons.

Multistorey car-parking

Tourists, who reach the feet of the Tâmpa Mountain have at their disposal a central modern car parking with six stories and a terrace with space for 306 cars. For those who own electric cars, there are eight special spaces where they can charge the cars. The price is 1.5 lei per hour (0.25€/hour) aș for any other parking space în the Brașov City Center.

The Oak‘s route

The custodian of the protected area from Racoș, the „Carpatera” Association, decide to increase the attractiveness of the area and finalized the landscaping of the „Oak‘sroute. The 10.5 km long route links the basalt columns from Racoș and the oldest oak în the country (900 years). The salty well is visible too, from where the local people take their water for pickles.

Bed of ice

For the 6th year consecutively the construction of the famous Bâlea Lake Hotel of Ice is fulfilled by an ice masons team of 25 constructors from Aluniș, Mureș County, led by Varga Atilla. The team has a 15 year experience în the field. The „building material” for the construction is the Bâlea Lake, the biggest glacier lake from the Făgăraș Mountains.

STAY Want to stay

In the very center of the old town and enjoy (provided you got the right room) a wonderful view of the Black Church and Tâmpa immediately after waking up? The Casa Wagner might be an option for you. This recently renovated boutique hotel is located în a building that dates back to the year 1477, the high confort rooms combine the charm of the past with modern amenities. Double rooms including breakfast start from 48€.

EAT Poarta Schei 4

Named after the address where is located, bistro „Poarta Schei 4” adds a touch of France to Brașov. Located în the very heart of the Old Town, this cozy and intimate restaurant with just five tables offers finest French cuisine and an extensive wine list. The boss is fluent in German and English. Celebrity guests in this highly recommended place include German rock legend Peter Maffay.

SWEETS Maripusc Cakeshop

Although Maripusc lies outside the historic city center, the short walk to Strada Lungă (Lungă Street) finally pays off. In this tiny coffee shop that has no tables, sweet-lovers find everything their heart desires. Be it chocolate-dipped fruits, self-created sweets or unusual cakes: there are many reasons to return more than once.

RELAX Hof Cafe

One of those wonderful places where you can relax, chat with friends or work undisturbed is the newly opened Hof Cafe. The young owners, who also run a coworking space in Strada Lungă, took care of every single detail. In addition to super-fast WiFi, electricity sockets are available for each table, guests have access to a printer and the coffee is not only among the best but surprisingly also among the cheapest to be found în Brașov. More of that kind please!