Visiting Brasov Romania for their Christmas Markets

Visiting Brasov Romania for their Christmas Markets

We decided to leave Bucharest early and drive to Brasov to stay.

On the way my gut feel was to change the tyres to winter snow tyres and not just rely on carrying snow chains.

It was Sunday, so it was amazing that I found a little workshop open, and it was also fun to communicate in sign language to order snow tyres.

So glad I changed to 4 Pirelli snow tyres, because look what happened within the hour.

We drive straight into a snow storm!

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Exploramum and Explorason – driving when it is snowing heavily to Brasov Romania is exciting

Even with it snowing, we were pretty excited.

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Exploramum and Explorason – driving when it is snowing heavily to Brasov Romania past traditional buildings

We arrived in Brasov, and there was barely any snow there – they had missed the brunt of the storm.  So we quickly unpacked and walked to the town square for the Brasov Christmas market.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Brasov Romania Christmas Market – log stalls

There are loads of local produce stalls.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Brasov Romania Christmas Market – meat stall

I went for a nice cup of Vin Fiert – or mulled wine. There first one was actually too spicy, so I gave it to a street beggar.  She was delighted and smiled from ear to ear at the warm drink. She ‘downed’ the whole cup without stopping or removing the grin!

I felt happy and went to a different stall for the next one, and it was way nicer.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Brasov Romania Christmas Market – mulled wine

The locals are really friendly – this guy is selling chocolate and gave us samples to try.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Brasov Romania Christmas Market – chocolate stall

Explorason just loved running around catching the delicate snowflakes in his mouth.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Brasov Romania Christmas Market – catching snowflakes

There is a nativity scene – it has weird faces someone has made.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Brasov Romania Christmas Market – nativity

The church bells ring, and it feels like Christmas.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Brasov Romania Christmas Market – town square church bells ring

It is so nice for our dream to have come true. Christmas markets in Eastern Europe, and SNOW !

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Exploramum and Explorason – Brasov Romania Christmas Market – it starts to snow

As evening falls, the lights all turn on – it is beautiful. We walk to the next street where there is a craft fair inside. Romania has a lot of craft fairs for Christmas.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Brasov Romania Christmas Market – beautiful tree

As we walk back down the main mall, the lights are like a ribbon flowing before us.  This really is a pretty little town with 800 years of history.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Brasov Romania Christmas Market – main street of lights

All around buildings are decorated with lights.

We stayed at Residence Ambient in Brasov and we really enjoyed the fact we had a shared kitchen to cook and a large 3 room apartment with a view.

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Exploramum and Explorason – Brasov Romania Christmas Market – decorated buildings

We wish all our readers a really blessed Christmas and holiday time.  We thank you for sharing our world journey with us in 2014, and look forward to showing you more of the world in 2015.

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5 comments

  1. Oh wow, that was some serious snow storm!! But it looks like the trip was worth it! It looks beautiful – love the Christmas tree 🙂
    I was in Brasov during the summer and loved the city, but looks like it is worth stopping by in winter too!

  2. Nice post! Too bad there’s so little snow..
    You should visit the Christmas Market of Sibiu or the medieval town of Sighisoara since you’re in the area! Don’t forget to include Biertan fortified castle on your way to Sibiu from Brasov – it’s a UNESCO site and one of the most beautiful and well-preserved fortified Saxon churches of the area.
    Merry Christmas to you and your adorable son! 🙂

    1. Yes so pleased you reminded me. I don’t know when they will finish but we want to try to see them too before the New Year. I love it that you took time to make this comment – thanks so much. Happy & blessed Christmas to you too.

  3. Very nice post!! Nice to see the Christmas Markets! I was in Brasov for a few short days albeit in April. No snow! I loved the town and the people.

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