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White Tower (Turnul Alb) Tours

White Tower (Turnul Alb)
White Tower, built in the late 15th century by the Saxons as a part of defensive fortifications against invading Turks and Tartars is a 5-story, semicircular tower sitting atop a steep hill. The tower overlooks the city of Brasov. Climb 200 steep stone steps to the White Tower for panoramic views over the city.
 
The Basics
The White Tower rises to 59 feet (20 meters) tall, and inside there are five wooden levels. See the battlements and offsets with slotted windows where a shower of stones would be dropped on invaders. Damaged by fire in 1689, the tower was restored in 1723. The White Tower got its name from the whitewash used to coat its walls.
 
Some walking tours of Brasov include a stop at the White Tower, in addition to other top attractions like the Black Church, St. Nicholas Church, and the First Romanian School. You can also see most of the sights on an e-bike tour, which will also include Tampa mountain.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • You should have a reasonable level of fitness to attempt the climb to the White Tower.
  • Wear comfortable, sturdy shoes to climb the steep, uneven steps.
  • Be careful while climbing up; the handrails are not always securely fixed, and some steps are missing.
  • Don’t forget to bring your camera for panoramic city views from the tower.
  • To see more of the landscape, descend on a path through the woods back down to the city.
 
How to Get There
White Tower is located on top of Warthe Hill, on the northern side of Brasov. It’s located directly above the Graft Bastion and can be accessed via a steep set of stairs. There is a much longer path behind the White Tower, through the woods, back down to the city.
 
When to Get There
The White Tower is open Tuesday to Sunday. For the best views and photos, visit around late afternoon or sunset. It may be difficult in the winter to navigate up the steep steps to the tower.
 
Black Tower
Also built around the same time as White Tower, the 36-foot (11-meter) Black Tower, which is actually the same color as the White Tower, is smaller than the White Tower but also worth a visit. From the White Tower, there is a path through the forest that leads you on foot to the Black Tower, just a few minutes away.
Address: Strada Dupa Ziduri, Brasov, Romania
Admission: Varies
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Ski Lessons on the Slopes of Poiana Brasov

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Discover the Poiana Brasov ski resort and the Postavaru Massif together with a local. A licensed ski / snowboard instructor will pick you up from Brasov, drive you to the resort, assist you with the ski rental procedure, provide ski clothing (if not available) and suggest the appropriate ski slope for the level of the participants. He will provide an intensive 2-hour-long ski / snowboard lesson and share with you many tips and tricks of this sport. After the lessons, you can continue to practice on your own or extend your classes for the afternoon. When the slopes close the ski instructor becomes your private tour guide and informs you everything that you need to know about Transylvania. On the way back to Brasov you will stop at a sightseeing spot to take a panoramic view of the city. A stop at the White Tower is also included. Here you can take a glimpse of the old Town of Brasov from a highpoint. Learn how locals live and engage into interesting everyday discussions.
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$60,68
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