Rasnov Citadel, Rasnov

Rasnov Citadel, also known as the "fortress of fear," attracts ghost hunters because of its infamous well and the recent discoveries of human bones in the castle's basement. A group of knights from the Teutonic Order built the intimidating fortress, which later served as a refuge for peasants during foreign invasions in 1215. Learn the legend of the well built by two Turkish prisoners who were promised their freedom upon completing the task and then were betrayed. A feudal museum exhibits old weaponry, tools, stamps, and traditional dress. Look for a skeleton buried underneath a glass floor. You can also try archery at the castle, or rest in one of several cafes and restaurants. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Rasnov holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Rasnov Citadel and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Unfortunately, Râşnov Fortress was closed when we visited in February although we didn’t know until after we took the wagon ride up. We’re glad we at least got to see it from the outside but it would....  more »
  • It is a fairly well preserved site and a nice example of a fortified community. I suppose the souvenir stands within the fortification are there to remind us that people need to obtain goods even...  more »
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