Râșnov

Râșnov is a town in Brașov CountyTransylvaniaRomania with a population of 15,022.

It is located at about 15 km from the city of Brașov and about the same distance from Bran, on the road that links Wallachia and Transylvania.

Myth

There is a myth attached to Râșnov Citadel. During a particularly long siege of the fortress, the citizens of Râșnov were concerned about the lack of available fresh drinking water. Two Turkish soldiers, having been captured earlier, were put to the task of digging a well in the centre of the fortress. These two men were assured that they would be given their freedom once the well was completed. According to local legend, it took them 17 years to finish the well, but they were still killed afterwards. This famous well still sits in the centre of Râșnov Fortress, and is 143 metres deep.

Culture

As of August 2013, Râșnov became the host of the first extreme metal festival in Romania, known as Rockstadt Extreme Fest which was held at the hill’s base with the Râșnov Citadel. The festival featured bands such as DecapitatedNapalm DeathGojiraCarach AngrenSepticfleshPrimordial among many others and it continues to this day.

Contact

Râșnov
email
secretariat @ primariarasnov.ro
address
Str. Unirii Square, no. 12, Rasnov City, Brasov County Cod: 505400
phone
0268.230.115