Rasnov Fortress, Brasov County, is among the ten most beautiful castles in the world in winter, according to the publication Tour Traveler, the city recorded in 2015 a record number of almost 363,000 visitors, transmits Mediafax.
Conde Nast Traveler magazine has published a list of the ten most beautiful castles “snow” in the world with stunning scenery and impressive cities worth visiting in winter.
Rasnov Citadel is included in this list, along with Neuschwanstein Castle (Bavaria, Germany), the Palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich Park Kolomenskoye (Moscow, Russia), Castle Matsumoto (Japan) Hohenzollern Castle (Germany), Hradcany Castle (Prague, Czech Republic ), Blair Castle (Perthshire, Scotland), Castle Gamlehaugen (Bergen, Norway), Castle Uchisar (Nevsehir, Turkey) and Inuyama Castle (Japan).
Rasnov Mayor Adrian West said that distinction can only enjoy it, is one justified by the growing number of tourists is recorded from year to year.
“By the end of December 2015 there were about 362 700 visitors, which is a record number of visitors. I think it is a distinction that is justified, given that the Râşnov Citadel has a growing number of visitors. Unfortunately, I could not benefit from European funds because at that time the city was in dispute and took legal clarification. But now the trend is upward, given that in 2013 we had 108,000 visitors, from 2014 – 241,000 visitors and Now we come to nearly 363,000 visitors, “said West.
The mayor hopes that in future the city to attract at least 500,000 visitors annually.
Rasnov Citadel is a fortified whole limestone hill situated on the southern Râşnov found in Brasov County, one of the best preserved fortified ensembles. Râşnov Fortress control by its strategic location, access to Transylvania from Râşnoavei Valley. By moving from customs and building Rucăr Bran Bran fortress to protect the royal customs, the late XIV, Rasnov Bran was the first fortification next to the road after the entry into Transylvania. In 1427, Emperor Sigismund of Luxembourg visited Rasnov Citadel, which passed a local community and that the administration awarded the rank of town.