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One of the oldest fortresses in Transylvania, re-opened for tourists after 5 years of repairing works

One of the oldest fortresses in Transylvania is again on the list of the hot tourist spots in Romania. Feldioara, the oldest fortress in Brasov county, also known as the Teutonic fortress, has been re-opened after repairing works that lasted about 5 years.

The Brasov county council has invested over RON 12 million (about EUR  2.58 million) to revamp the old fortress.

The rehabilitation works followed a strict plan so that it has the precise form that it used to have in the 17th century.The 17-metre deep fountain has  been re-built in the middle of the fortress and all three towers have been practically erected almost from the scratch.

Many of the items found amid ruins are now hosted by a small museum set up inside the fortress.

The newly revamped medieval edifice can be visited from Wednesday till Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The price of a ticket is RON 15.

Feldioara commune is located 17 km away from Brasov on the way leading to Sighisoara medieval city.

Feldioara Fortress dates back in the 13th century and used to be the most important fortification built by the Teutonic Knights in Transylvania. However, the fortress was abandoned in 1800 and there were only some walls left in 2012, reminding of the its past beauty and greatness.

Read more about the fortress in our previous feature.

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