A little history of Brasov
Did you know that…?
- In 1793, the authorities drew attention to the “danger resulting for the city because of young people who walk the streets at night, wandering cafes for shooting pool.”
- In 1789, reading offices were opened, where one could read newspapers, magazines and books and lectures were held.
- In 1801, public lighting with oil lamps was introduced, 110 lanterns being bought.
- By 1803, the drinking water supply was ensured through piped wood (debarked and drilled wood trunks), later replaced with clay pipes.
- In 1772, to avoid wastage, authorities restricted the number of participants in the ceremonies of marriage to 12 pairs for the notables, 8 pairs for prominent citizens, 6 pairs for ordinary residents.
- In 1798, there were 1936 workshops organized in 43 guilds. All guild products had to be marked with the emblem of the city. The guild forbade access for the unmarried.