Saturday, May 30, 2015

MySpot: Brasov - Retracing

The location of the city 
at the intersection of trade routes linking the Ottoman Empire and western Europe, 
together with certain tax exemptions, 
allowed Saxon merchants to obtain considerable wealth 
and exert a strong political influence in the region. 
This was reflected in the city's German name, Kronstadt, 
as well as in its Latin name, Corona, 
meaning Crown City (hence, the coat of arms of the city which is a crown with oak roots). 

Fortifications were erected around the city and continually expanded, 
with several towers maintained by different craft guilds, according to medieval custom.

Nearby are towering mountains, rolling fields, thick forests 
and villages with fortified churches.

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