Bran Castle – Legend & History

Bran Castle was built now more than 600 years and was originally a fortress known as Dietrichstein, built by the Teutonic Knights in 1212, which was conquered by the Germans in the late thirteenth century. Bran Castle lies less than 30 km from Brasov, built on a rock in a key location strategically. It currently houses the Bran Museum, spanning four floors of the castle. Here are exhibited collections of ceramics, furniture, weapons and armor, and in the castle courtyard is a small village museum with traditional houses Rucar-Bran region. The castle was restored between 1920-1927, under the Royal Court architect, Carol Liman. During Queen Maria reign, Bran was a royal residence and one of […]

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“Rusaliile” – Traditions & Superstitions

On the fiftieth day after the Resurrection and ten days after Ascension, is celebrated the Pentecost (Rusaliile) , which is the oldest Christian festival and is also the foundation of the Christian Church, because in this day about 3000 people were baptized and formed the first Christian community. The word “Rusalii” is derived from the Slavic word “Rusalka” rusalcele which means the water spirits like fairies, nymphs or demons of water that were celebrated to be softened in the first week of June. This pagan tradition has been passed to Christians, who called Rusalka “Drăgaica” (she-devil, demon). In that week, was forbidden washing, bathing or any other any activity that was related to water. This […]

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Hotel Street Food

There is no love sincerer than the love of food The idea of street food, it become very fashionable in recent years worldwide, and is actually very old in history. Since ancient Greece and reaching as far as China and Turkey, food sold on the street, had a long and interesting history. Today is undoubtedly a must-have for all cities and cultural centers, becoming part of the urban cultural landscape. The second edition of Brasov Street Food Festival will take place this year between 24 and 28 at Brasov, after last year it was held in late August. The organizers have maintained the same location as last year, being satisfied with the way things were […]

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Junii Brașovului

Every year, in Șcheii Brașovului, on the first Sunday after Easter, the locals and tourists assist to “ride of the parade” as a unique event, a traditional pageant with elements of myth, but also Christian ceremonial, mythical-religious-specific for the Romanian nation. The celebration starts early in the morning, at around 11.00AM, with a parade on horses and a numerous young gathering: Junii Tineri, Junii Curcani, Junii Batrani, Junii Dorobanti, Junii Albiori, Junii Rosiori si Junii Brasoveni. Following this route, Muresenilor Street– Eroilor Bulevard – Republic Street –The Central Square (Brasov), junii salute the crowd of the most beautiful city, Brasov. Specific groups dressed with costumes and flags are also marching. After marching through the city, […]

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Halloween in Transylvania

How was born this celebration? Halloween. The belief that spirits of the dead could sing through the body of someone alive was terrifying. In fact, it seems that the ancient inhabitants of Britain and Ireland, often resorted to burning of those suspected of being possessed as a sign of warning the spirits. On the eve of October 31, the Irish Celts built fires high in young oak branches which they considered sacred and made sacrifice ritual. At the same time, houses were kept cold and people painted their faces to be confused with evil apparitions that haunt among them. The same ceremony was held in Scotland except that, Scots natives, thought they could read the […]

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City Break Brasov

In the old days, Brasov was an important center, a commercial hub; Now it is an important tourist spot on the map, a city located in the heart of Transylvania, which connects to many areas of the country. Being a 13TH century medieval town, it was built just like all others, with towers. Now, these are all considered true historical monuments and each year attracts more and more tourists. We decided to do a virtual tour of the city, a plan for a city break weekend. Let’s start from point 0 of Brasov, The Main Square Heret events are hosted and various manifestations depending on the season. In the middle of the square lies the […]

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Oktoberfest in Brasov

Celebration of the end of the summer or the beginning of fall bring with itself happiness and joy. We feel nostalgia through a summer Jazz festival, the tumult of the autumn atmosphere that comes with Oktober Fest, as for entertainment Brasov will welcome Strand up Comedy Fest. The Jazz Festival at Bran Castle will be held between august 25-27 August and will take place as previous editions, in the inner court of the Bran Castle and the Evangelic Church Entrance. This year’s Edition will start with an exceptional concert by Svante Henryson-cello-piano, Jon Balke, Anders Jormin-bass and Audun Kleive: drums and percussion. The second day of the festival brings in front of the audience a […]

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Amural & Brasov, European Capital

The borderline between forest and city on medieval foundations but with digital tools, the mix between experience and conducting an experiment, making everything happen by stimulating sight and bringing emotion, a festival that connects people, say hello to AMURAL. Being one of a kind in our country and taking place in Brasov, the festival is part of the official application for the title of European Capital. We are blessed with local museums, theatres and tourist attractions across all parts of our city, yet unfortunately Brasov does not sustain functional cultural infrastructure to be considered in the future. Hopefully AMURAL grows every year with urban arts – video mapping (projections 3D), fine arts – illustration, photo, […]

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1 June, International Children’s Day!

In Ambient we have special affection for all the celebrations related to the family, parents and children due to the close relationship of our family that has remained united over time and has managed to build so many wonderful experiences for all who have crossed our threshold. We feel fortunate to be able to celebrate with you on 1st June, something so special as childhood, which always brings us joy and freshness and we invite you on this occasion to join forces to surprise the little ones. The Ambient Team and Brasov will be waiting for you with many special surprises for all tastes. Our comfortable rooms will be the warm refuge, where they will […]

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1 May Labor Day and Braşov Days, Curiosities, Customs and History

Hotel Ambient invites you to Brasov to spend a memorable 1st May and celebrate with us both the Day of Labor and the Days of Brasov, which will surely leave you pleasantly impressed. We offer you our restful rooms, selected dishes that you can enjoy in our Restaurant and we will accompany you every moment to have an unforgettable experience in this dreamy city with beautiful ancient customs. After the downhill ride of Junilor Brasovului in the fortress yesterday, the party is not over and will continue today. You will be able to admire the streets of the old center of Brasov that each has a theme: in one you can taste Romanian wines and […]

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