About Brasov

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.