Built between 1211 and 1225, this medieval fortress was originally constructed from wood and erected to protect Transylvanian villages from outside invasions. The impressive structure was later transformed into a stone dwelling where locals sought refuge from outsiders.
Visitors can tour the grounds, which include two courts, several forts and a gallery, as well as a courtyard, school and chapel. The citadel is also home to the feudal art museum, where weapons, tools, stamps and local crafts are on display.
The fortress is open from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. April through October and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. between November and March. It is accessible via private car or public bus and is located about 15 kilometers from Brasov-Rasnov. Admission is 10 lei for adults and 5 lei for children and students.