Braşov

14. Piaţa Sfatului


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Braşov in southern Transylvania is a Central European gem. Only some 200 km north of Bucharest, but in many ways a completely different place. Until the end of WWI, Transylvania was part of the Habsburg Empire, more precisely the Hungarian half of it. Historically, it's a German city, as in the middle age, Hungary encouraged Saxons to settle here to help to protect the lands from Turk and Tatar invasions. This square is the heart of the old town.