Brasov is part of the Transylvania region and located in the central part of Romania, about 160 km from Bucharest. The Brasov region is surrounded by the Carpathians that offer a birds-eye view of the nearby flat-lands.
Brasov is one of the largest cities in Romania with approximatively 300.000 inhabitants. Brasov city is split into two parts:
- The pretty Saxon old town and its square situated beneath Mount Tampa and then the surrounding concrete jungles of tower blocks and factories.
- The old town is one of the best preserved old towns in Europe with splendid architecture and old fortifications and is well worth taking a few days to explore.The city has an amazing history with influences from Germany, the Austria-Hungarian Empire and the old communist state.