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Postcards from Brasov County
The Black Church (1385-1477)
Brasov - The Black Church
Brasov's most famous landmark, the Black Church, is the largest Gothic church between Vienna and Istambul and still used by Lutherans today. The Church took almost a century (1385-1477) to complete. Its name came from its appearance after a fire caused by the Habsburgs' invasion in 1689 that left its walls blackened by smoke. The interior had to be rebuilt. The church organ with over 4000 pipes, built by Buchholz in 1839, is said to be the largest in southeast Europe. Organ recitals are held on Wednesdays at 6PM.