The Rucăr-Bran Pass, also called in English the Bran Pass, is a mountain pass in Romania, linking the counties of Braşov and Argeş. It has some of the most spectacular natural views in Romania, looking over the Bucegi Mountains of the Southern Carpathians.The communes of Fundata (including Şirnea village) and Moieciu lie within the Pass. In 1382, Bran Castle was built by the Transylvanian Saxons of Braşov to defend the Pass from the Ottomans.In the year 1413, a customs post in the Pass was licensed by the ruler of Wallachia. This charged a duty on all goods brought through the Pass.Southwards the usual trade route ran to Cetățeni, branching out to Popeşti and Hirsova.

How to get there : From Brasov take DN73 towards Pitesti via Rasnov.  If you are coming from Pitesti, look for the indicators towards Brasov via Campulung.

Road conditions: the tarmac is quite good

Road type : mountain road

Altitude : from 600m to 1254m

Things to see and do along the road:  Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress

Categories: Roads

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