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zuv
Bucharest, Romania35,363 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
An old stone tower with a simple, rectangular structure. As a result of a not very inspired renovation, it now has a pyramidal glass roof. Unfortunately it cannot be visited, all you can do is get to its base. From the platform here you have a beautiful view of the city. A path through the forest leads you to the White Tower.
Written 18 January 2020
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MrThomas1981
Ipswich, UK903 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
When we visited, the quantity of graffiti, broken lighting and bars on the door, together with the leaves blown up against the door, gave us the distinct impression that this had not been open for quite some time. Whilst you may not be able to get to the top (although judging by the spayed tag on the outside of the glass, someone clearly had managed to scale the outside) the view from the bottom of the tower is still worth the short climb up to it. There are benches en-route if you need a rest.
Written 27 April 2022
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T-SGlobetrotters
Preston, UK3,611 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
One of the towers reached by paths on the outskirts of town. We found this tower a little run down and not particularly well kept. Vista of the town is obstructed by lots of trees, the views are much better from the white tower.
Written 24 October 2022
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania16,931 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The Black Tower of Brasov - 1 of the 4 towers that were built outside the city walls as standalone pieces of fortification. It was/is a watch-tower - with the purpose of spotting enemy movements outside the walls and also kill as many as possible (if possible) - built in the 15th century, with 3 levels of murder holes on all 4 sides - and walls 2 m thick at their base , for sure it was a formidable defensive system.
Today it is worth climbing to it - so you can have a look at the city from the small platform that you shall find there after a short climb uphill from the "Dupa Ziduri" (HInter der Graf) street.
Pity it is closed - so you cannot access he upper level - the roof is made of glass ...
Good thing is - nobody is charging you anything to visit this tower ... no the interior but you can still make some great pics of the city from the small platform in front of the tower.
PS: the name - although the tower is bright white is coming from its blackened walls during a fire 1689 - it got struck by lightning.
Written 7 August 2022
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lovetoootravel
Melbourne, Australia247 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Close to the city centre. The tower is not open however, the views over the city make the walk up the hill worthwhile.
Written 19 October 2019
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LKWendel
Westfield, NJ2,291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Friends
I first climbed the steps to the Black Tower in the pouring rain as part of the Free Walking Tour. Despite the downpour, the views were nice and very reminiscent of Transylvania and the area. It fit with the stories of the region. The Black Tower is one of the first defense towers in Brasov, built in the 15th century. It is one of the four observation towers of Brasov, built as an independent fortification located outside the city walls. The Black Tower got its name after it was struck by lightning in 1559. What is amazing about it is that the tower is actually white (confirmed when I visited it again during the day!). There are four floors inside, each reached by a narrow wooden ladder. There was also some urban planning in its placement as the Black Tower is located exactly on the same line as the Blacksmith’s Bastion (today’s branch office of the National Archives), 31 meters away, on a rock coming out of the hill. They say it has been built as far back as the 14th century and its position on a rocky part of the city made it a vantage point both for defense and internal security. The tower was used during the 1756 plague epidemic as a quarantine shelter during the city's forced quarantine. Some claim the tower is now haunted. I did not hear any inhabitants when I visited.
Written 25 December 2015
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Part of the old defensive system of the city, tower which overlooks the city. Similar ti the White tower, which is not far.
Written 8 February 2020
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Flore
Arad, Romania1,710 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
However, the first documentary mention of the tower dates from 1541.
The tower is 11 m high, and its walls measure 2 m thick at the base. It has six shooting goals on each side, arranged on three rows of attack. Inside it has three galleries and, earlier, the tower had a system of connection with the Fortress through a movable bridge that was connect with the Blacksmith's Bastion.
Written 31 October 2019
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Andy_Bickley
Leeds, UK204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Worth the walk up to get the view over the historic walled saxon town. Plaques provide information on history
Written 9 June 2019
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TacomaTraveler2013
Tacoma, WA396 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
We climbed the hill to see the black tower and loved the view. The tower was not open. I was disappointed with the trash along the trail.
Written 7 July 2018
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