Brasov, the Latin name Corona and in German Kronstadt, which means “Crown City”, is located in the centre of the country and is one of the most visited cities in Romania.
The town was founded by Teutonic knights in 1211 on an ancient Dacian site and was settled by Saxons in the 13th century. Later, it became one of the seven fortified fortresses of Transylvania (Siebenburgen in German).
The name Crown City comes from the fact that Brasov, due to its position, was situated at the crossroads of the trade routes linking Western Europe and the Ottoman Empire, which allowed Saxon merchants to gain wealth and exercise great political influence in the region.
A mix of architectural styles gives the city its authenticity and splendour, making it unique with its Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance buildings, which attract thousands of tourists from all over the world every year.