Elected in 2015 as one of the most beautiful snow castle in the world, Rasnov Fortress is located on the top of the hill overlooking the town of Rasnov. The fortress is not only a pretty, well preserved and carefully restored monument but an amazing opportunity to step into the past for a short while and see how people used to live and defend themselves.
- Romanian: Cetatea Rasnov
- German: Rosenauer Burg
HOW TO FIND THE RASNOV CITADEL:
Address: Valea Cetatii Street, 505400 Rasnov, Brasov
To reach the fortress you can walk up from the town centre on the marked path or take the funicular.
An alternative route, and most common, is to drive towards Poiana Brasov and park in the parking place on Valea Cetatii (it is on the left side as you leave town) and either walk up or take the little train that takes visitors both to the Rasnov Citadel and to the Dino Parc.
Rasnov Fortress Opening Hours:
- Summer time: April – October, daily 9.00 – 19.00.
- Winter time: November – March, daily 9.00 – 17.00.
The fortress is open for visits daily, including the days of legal celebrations like Easter, Christmas, and the New Year, the program remaining unchanged.
Tickets, available at the main gate:
- Adults: 12 Lei
- Children/students: 6 Lei. Students must provide valid student ID.
- Children younger than 3 years old;
- Persons with disabilities, on a proving certificate basis.
The cost of the funicular (12 Lei per person) or train (4 Lei per Person) is extra.
Official website: http://www.rasnov-turism.ro/tourism
Insider Tip: The views from the top of the hill are stunning and worth the trek even if you decide not to enter inside the fortress!
Other attractions located nearby: Dino Parc Rasnov, Pestera Rasnoavei (Rasnoavei Cave)