A Beautiful Week in Brasov, Romania Cont.
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Near the city walls, there is a cable car that will take you up the mountain overlooking the city. I’m a bit afraid of heights, but I got over my fear and decided to go up the mountain so I could take some good pictures. The cost for the ride is 16.00 Lei. I think this is more than reasonable considering the ride is safe and the view is spectacular. I arrived mid afternoon, but I hear early morning is the best time to arrive to avoid the crowds during the summer months. If you don’t want to take the cable car there is also an option to hike up the mountain.
Once you arrive at the top, there is a path that will take you to the Brasov sign that overlooks the city. It’s about a 10 minute walk form the drop-off site. However, don’t fort get to take pictures once you arrive at the top. The photo above was taken right when I walked off the car.
Once you arrive at the sign, carefully climb down near the letter B to take photos. The other side of the sign is not accessible.
Thankfully, the weather was clear which allowed me to get some clear shots. The cable car staff were firm about not wandering around the top for too long, however it was hard not to wander around taking pictures from such a beautiful location. I was a bit late getting back which forced me to wait for the next group.
After my trip up the mountain, I walked over to the For Sale Bar and had some wine and planned my day trips to Bran, Rasnov, and Sighisoara.
For Sale Bar
For Sale Bar is a situated on the south side of the city. You can take bus 50, 52, or 51 (bus to the train station) from any part of the city. I had a fun time here and found the staff to be friendly and welcoming.
The town of Sighisoara was built in the 12th century. The Hungarian King at the time invited German tradesman to settle what is now known as Transylvania.
Sadly, it rained the entire day that I was in Sighisoara but I did manage to get some decent photos and walk around the town for four hours. I also met a fun Canadian who had been in the city for a few days. I asked her if she would join me for lunch and walk around the city with me. She was nice enough to not only be my tour guide, but also share her amazing travel stories with me. My intention was not to be a check box traveler on this trip, but the weather and my schedule did not allow for a longer stay. I can’t wait to get back to the city and take more photos.
The travel time from Brasov to Sighisoara is about two hours and the cost was around 14.00 dollars for a round trip ticket. Curiously, my train back from to Bran took nearly three hours.
To learn about my trip to Bran click the image above.
To learn more about my trip to Rasonvo click the image above.
I had a beautiful time in Brasov. It is a city full of history and culture. I wish I would have had more time to visit other cities like Sibiu, but I will save that for next year.
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