Biserica Neagră

The Black Church is the main sight of Brașov, Romania. It is a protestant (formerly catholic) church in Gothic style built in the 13th century CE. In 1689 the city was burning, and the walls of the church turned black by the fire, therefore it received its current name. As an important church of the Siebenbürger Sachsen you can discover German inscriptions in several places.

A key role in turning the church to a protestant church was played by Johannes Honterus. He introduced the idea of reformation after a meeting with Martin Luther (the German church reformer). A statue of him is standing in front of the church and different schools within the city are named after him. When you want to visit the church you have to get a ticket at the museum opposite to the church entrance.

Biserica Neagră
Brașov / Kronstadt

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