Venue Place - Poiana Brașov, Romania

Founded in 1895, Poiana Brasov first served as a touristic district for Brasov. The first hut ever built here was around the year 1904. In 1906, Poiana was designated as a winter resort, and three years later here took place the first Ski competition in Romania. In 1951 Poiana hosted The International Winter Games for students. Nowadays Poiana Brasov is a modern ski resort with up scale luxurious hotels, mid scale mansions and villas, fantastic apartments classy restaurants, clubs & bars. Poiana Brasov lays on a plateau at the basis of Postavarul Mountain which is part of the Meridional Carpathians Mountains. Due to its laying and exemplary beauty, Poiana Brasov is called Poiana Soarelui (Sunny Glade), too. Located at only 12 km far from the medieval town of Brasov and at over 1020m altitude, Poiana Brasov is a peaceful oasis for all kind of tourists and in all seasons.

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Train: From any point in Romania you can reach by train Brașov city. From here to Poiana Brașov  you can use public transportation (bus no.4 to Livada Postei and bus no. 20 from Livada Postei to Poiana Brasov; tickets are to be purchased from the kiosks in the bus stops) or a taxi.
Auto:Access by car to Poiana Brașov can be performed from both from Brașov city and from Râsnov city.
Plane: The nearest airports to Poiana Brașov are: Bucharest Henri Coandă ( Otopeni ) / OTP  - 170 km / Sibiu International Airport / SZB – 167 km/ Târgu Mureș Transylvania Airport / TGM - 188 km .

Tourism in Brașov city

The Black Church
The imposing building in the centre of Brasov was built during the 14 - 15th century. The construction started in 1383. The proportions of the Gothic Church laid out on the construction plan were huge: 89 m long, 38 m wide and 42 m high. From the two towers planned, only one was built, a 65 m high one. In 1421, when the construction work was nearing its end, Turkish raids caused extensive damage to the church as well. The dangers having passed, the works continued, and the church was inaugurated in 1477, while the tower in 1514.
The Council Square
The former Markplatz square obtained its right to held markets in 1520, but it has been the place for annual markets since 1364 being visited by merchants from the country and abroad. The houses surrounding the square speak of a rich history. A pillory, in the middle of the square, was used as a means for public humiliation, punishment and scorn. Witches were also punished here, but the head of the shoemaker guild, Stefan Stenert, who opposed the entry of the Austrian army into Brasov was also beheaded here in 1688. Till 1892 there have been two wells in the square. The most important building in the square is the Council House, which was built in 1420 and is located in the middle of the square. Today it houses the historical museum.

The White Tower
The White tower was built in 1494 on top of a rock. Its straight side closing a semicircle faces the city. The tower has 5 stories and its height ranges between 18-20 meters, depending on the grounds it is built on. It got its name from the whitewash that coated its walls. The top is bastion shaped and the offsets from which showers of stone were dropped on the attacking enemy are still standing on its sidewalls. The entrance of the tower was so high that a ladder was needed in order to get inside. Just like the other buildings, the tower also suffered damages in the 1689 fire which were remedied only in the 1723 restoring works. According to the town defence system the tin- and coppersmiths were responsible for the protection of the tower.