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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  • It is closed for the next two years. Restaurants and shops down the hill are open. They charge you for the parking lot, you can eat and shop, you pay for a tourist truck (or trap) to drive you up the....  more »
  • The view is awesome. Unfortunantely we found out that the citadel is told to be closed for renovation for the next 3 years. We met here thia guy who is awesome He s name is Gheorghe . If you find...  more »

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