Built in 1559 and once the main entrance to medieval Kronstadt, it is the only original city gate to have survived the test of time.Nearby is the classicist Schei Gate, built in 1827.Fortifications were erected around the city and continually expanded, with several towers maintained by different craft guilds, according to medieval custom. Its name derives from damage caused by the Great Fire of 1689, when flames and smoke blackened its walls.The interior is impressive and well-kept and houses one of the largest organs in Eastern Europe.Nearby are towering mountains, rolling fields, thick forests and villages with fortified churches.* The seven walled citadels populated by the Saxons of Transylvania were known in German as the Siebenbürgen. Organ concerts are held during the summer: June and September: Tuesday ( p.m.) July and August: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday ( p.m.) Admission charge Brasov's famous landmark and Romania's leading gothic church, the Black Church towers over the Council Square and the old town.The Weavers' Bastion can be admired on George Cosbuc Street.Graft Bastion The newly restored 16th century bastion (1521) has four levels, accessible through interior staircases.
This was reflected in the city's German name, Kronstadt, as well as in its Latin name, Corona, meaning Crown City (hence, the coat of arms of the city which is a crown with oak roots).Of the original seven bastions, only a few have survived, including the newly renovated Graft Bastion, located in the middle of the citadel's northwest wing.On the west side of the wall, walk along picturesque Dupa Ziduri Street ) to catch a glimpse of the 15th century White and Black Towers.Recently renovated and boasting a pyramid-shaped glass roof, the Black Tower houses a small war-related artifacts museum.There are four floors inside, each reached by a narrow wooden ladder.