Live Webcam in Brasov in Transylvania

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  • Location: Brasov, Transylvania, Romania
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  • Info: Live streaming webcam in Brasov city centre in Romania. Brasov is located in Transylvania, ringed by the Carpathian mountains and resplendent with gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture.

More info: Brasov is located in the central part of Romania, about 166 km (103 mi) north of Bucharest and 380 km (236 mi) from the Black Sea.

Brașov is one of the seven walled citadels built by the Transylvanian Saxons.

The Old Townhall Square is lined by colourfully painted and richly ornate baroque structures. In the centre of the square stands the Old Town Hall (1420), now home to Brasov's History Museum. Just south of the Townhall Square, the Black Church - the largest gothic structure in Romania - got its name from the appearance of its exterior walls, darkened by the flames and smoke of the 'Great Fire' of 1689. The impressive interior of the church houses one of the largest organs in Eastern Europe as well as a unique collection of antique rugs and kilims.

Brasov fortress is strategically located on a hill overlooking the city and the plains to the north, the citadel was part of Brasov's outer fortification system. Built in wood in 1524, it was replaced with a stone structure in the 16th century, only to be abandoned in the 17th century after technological innovations made cannons stronger than the building.

During the Saxon rule of Brasov, from the 13th to the 17th century, Romanians were forbidden from owning property inside the citadel walls and so they settled in what is called the Schei district. Romanians could only enter the town at certain times and had to pay a toll at the gate for the privilege of selling their produce inside the citadel.

Every spring, thousands of Romanians gather at Solomon's Rocks for a massive picnic and sing-along, after following the traditional procession through town. This festival celebrates the one day a year that Romanians were allowed to enter the Saxon town freely.

Brasov is home to one of the the narrowest streets in Europe. It is called the Rope Street and is approximately four feet wide, connecting Strada Cerbului with Strada Poarta Schei. This street was initially used as an access route by firefighters.