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Trendul de vizitatori, în creștere
Visitors trend growing
Steigende Besucherzahlen
Növekvőben a látogatók száma
Ghidul turistic al Brașovului din 1891
Brasov Tourist Guide from 1891
Kronstadt-Reiseführer aus 1891
Brassó turisztikai kalauza 1891-ből
Pelerinaj la Sfântul Anton
Pilgrimage to Saint Anthony
Pilgerreise zum Heiligen Anton
Zarándoklat Szent Antalhoz
"Curtea lui Honterus"
"Honterus Courtyard"
Der Honterushof
"A Honterus udvar"
Auschwitz-Birkenau: 70 de ani
70th Anniversary of the Liberation - Auschwitz-Birkenau
Auschwitz-Birkenau: 70 Jahre
Auschwitz-Birkenau: 70 év
Codlea și Țara Zânelor
Codlea and Tara Zanelor (The Fairies Land)
Zeiden und das Land der Feen
Feketehalo és a Tündérek Országa
Ormeniș și Cetatea Tipia
Ormenis and Tipia Citadel
Ormeniş und die Tipia-Burg
Ürmös és a Töpe vár
Legende cu femei, la Prejmer
Legends about Women, in Prejmer
Sagen um Tartlauer Frauen
Nőkről szóló legendák Prázsmáron
Cetatea de deasupra norilor
The Fortress above the Clouds
Die Burg über den Wolken
Vár a felhők felett
Drumurile medievale
Medieval Roads
Mittelalterliche Straßen
Középkori utak
Excursii de o zi în Țara Făgărașului
One-Day Trips to Tara Fagarasului
Tagesausflüge im Fogarascher Landesgrenze
Egynapos kirándulás Fogarasföldön
Comuna Vulcan ? modelul înaintașilor
Vulcan Locality - Following the Ancestors` Footsteps
Die Gemeinde Wolkendorf ? das Beispiel der Vorfahren
Szászvolkány község ? elődeink mintaképe

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"Honterus Courtyard"



Right next to the Black Church from Brasov, there is the building of the Sciences School, the Vicarage, "Honterus" High School and the Preachers` House, all of them seen as valuable pieces of medieval architecture of the Transylvanian Saxons, making up the "Black Church Courtyard", also known as the "Johannes Honterus Courtyard" or the "Latin Neighbourhood", as it used to be called anciently. The Black Church was built in 1835, on the spot of an ancient church and it is considered the most important historical monument. It stands out due to its construction massiveness, its history and the treasures inside.

The Statue of Johannes Honterus

The statue of Johannes Honterus, creation of sculptor Harro Magnussen from Berlin, is 2.5 meters of height, it is cast in bronze and fixed on a 2.6 meters granite pedestal. Honterus was born in Brasov (1498) and he is considered to be one of the first humanists of Transylvania. He founded the first typography in town and, from 1535 to 1549, he printed 36 books in Latin, Greek and German. He was a great education pioneer.

Honterus School

Honterus School is inside "Honterus Courtyard" and it represents the old German school. The college owned a printing house where school books used to be printed. Honterus School can be compared to the big institutions functioning in Strasbourg, Nurnberg, Krakow and Wien. It used to have an impressive library available for students.
Close by, on Ulita Neagra (the Black Alley), nowadays called Nicolae Balcescu Street, there is the Honterus House. The great humanist used to live here, after returning to Brasov from his journey across Europe. There is an old stone engraving on this house, reminding of the presence of Honterus in this building.

Historical Testimony

Inside the Black Church, the old pipe organ made up of 4000 pipes, which was built in 1839, is still working. Nowadays, organ concerts are organised, filling up the Black Church with lots of people.
Another attraction is the oriental carpet collection, donated by traders or visitors. The oldest carpet is a donation from 1681.
A permanent exhibition in relation with the Black Church history and the community members predominantly belonging to the minority of Transylvanian Saxons from Romania was organised inside.


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