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Brasov Religious Building/Site/Shrine

A fantastic Gothic-style structure, built in the late 14th century by the German community, this formerly Roman-Catholic house of worship remains today one of the region's most important Lutheran churches. At its highest point, the church is 213 feet high. It has only one bell tower, but the bell weighs six tons and is believed to be the country's largest. In the 1830s, prolific organ-builder Carl August Buchholz built the 4,000-pipe organ that's still played here weekly (concerts are at 6pm, on Tuesday in June and September and on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday in July and August).

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Quick Facts

Curtea Johannes Honterus 2
Brasov, Brasov  500025, Romania

0268-511–824

www.honterusgemeinde.ro

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Rate Includes: 8 RON

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