Râşnov Fortress


The Citadel is situated in Râşnov, Braşov County.

Here you can find a restaurant and some small gift shops. With the help of a pair of binoculars, you can admire the whole basin of Braşov. As of 2015, you can also get here by cable car.

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday: 09.00-17.00

Entrance fee: Yes


Râşnov (Rosenau) Citadel is one of the best preserved medieval citadels in Transylvania, strategically positioned on the south hill of Râşnov. Mentioned for the first time in a document at the beginning of the 14th century, Râşnov citadel held out against many Ottoman raids due to its massiveness and position, thus earning the citadel its reputation as difficult to conquer.

Without a well-defined style the fortress preserved its hundreds year old structures up to the present thus becoming a beautiful attraction. Inside you can visit a medieval art museum where you can admire weapons, tools, medieval furniture but also torture instruments.

You can also try archery, photograph yourself in medieval garments or enjoy one of the historical films shown here during the Historical Film Festival which takes place each summer. Other things to enjoy here in the summer are various concerts and book festivals.

Did you know?

Râşnov Citadel has always been the perfect background for filming foreign and Romanian movies. Some of these are the Romanian historical movies like “The Undead”, “The Dacians”, “Michael the Brave”, or “The Column”. Also some scenes from “Cold Mountain” starring Nicole Kidman and Jude Law were shot here.

Conservation facts

Between 2000-2007 Râşnov Citadel deteriorated due to harsh restoration interventions done by the company who owned it. Now it is being under the administration of the city hall and it was successfully introduced in the touristic circuit.