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Nr: 129-131
April-June 2015

Pașaport brașovean, de Ziua Europei
Passport issued in Brasov on Europe Day
Zum Europa-Tag der Kronstädter Reisepass
Brassói útlevél Európa napján
Brașov Walks
Brasov Walks
Braşov Walks
Brassó Walks
"Festivalul de dans ROMANA"
"ROMANA Dancing Festival"
"Das Tanzfestival Romana"
ROMANA táncfesztivál
Sașii din Transilvania
Transylvanian Saxons
Die Siebenbürger Sachsen
Erdélyi szászok
Ziua Meșteșugurilor Maghiare
The Hungarian Craft Day
Der Tag der ungarischen Handwerker
A magyar népművészet napja
Ziua Ierusalimului
Jerusalem Day
Der Tag Jerusalems
Jeruzsálem napja
Cristian, povestea unei localități
Cristian, the story of a locality
Neustadts Geschichte
Keresztényfalva, egy település története
Hărman: 1500 de orgi, restaurate
Harman: 1500 reconditioned pipe organs
Honigberg: Orgelrestaurierung
Szászhermány: 1500 felújított orgona
Cocoșul arțăgos din Sânpetru
The grouchy rooster from Sanpetru
Der streitsüchtige Hahn von Petersberg
A szentpéteri mérges kakas
Iriși, narcise și legende
Irises, daffodils(narcissus) and legends
Schwertlilien, Narzissen und Sagen
Nőszirmok, nárciszok és legendák
Teliu: Festivalul "Vatra Satului"
"Vatra Satului" Festival in Teliu
Teliu: Das Festival "Das Heim des Dorfes"
Keresztvár: A faluközpont fesztivál
Doripesco, la TUTTO FOOD - Milano
Doripesco, at TUTTO FOOD - Milan
Doripesco bei der Mailänder Tutto-Food-Messe
Doripesco, a milánói TUTTO FOOD-on

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The grouchy rooster from Sanpetru



It is known that in Sanpetru commune, Brasov county, there were some Thracian settlements, as evidenced by the analysis performed on ceramic fragments and coins found buried in the Gorgan?s Hill, later called "Leimpesch", or "Lempes". It was named like that later, by the Transylvanian Saxon population who came here in the 13th century. The memory of the locality has been preserving legends that became true evidence until nowadays: the legend of the "Saving Hairpin", telling the story of a young woman who pulled out her hairpin and killed the Turkish commander taking over the citadel; the legend of "Ruscuta" (spring Adonis) and the one about "Laleaua pestrita" (checkered tulip), talking about tears turned into flowers, and the legend of the "Rock on the Lempes", about a man turned to stone.

Hannes and the rooster

A less known legend, mentioned in the Legends of Tara Barsei, put together by means of a project of the Metropolitan Agency for Sustainable Development Brasov, tells the story of a stone on Lempes and a grouchy rooster. They say that, back in the ancient times, a man called Hannes used to live in a poor hovel at the edge of the village, who was famous for his powers outside the territory of Tara Barsei, too. Hannes had a grouchy and dangerous rooster, which attacked people in their faces, causing them serious injuries. This was the reason for which he decided to butcher it, but at that moment, the animal was faster, jumped, and took Hannes? eyes out.

Turning to stone

The legend also says that the man got blind and started to wander around those places until he got on the Lempes Hill. Hannes huddled down in the grass and never moved again. It is also said that this way he was turned to stone. The locals say that if a rooster crows in the middle of the night, then Hannes rolls over once in his grave.

The hill, a natural reserve

Nowadays, the Lempes Hill is famous for its natural reserve hosting the two protected plants, singular in Europe: Ruscuta de Primavara (spring Adonis) and Laleaua Pestrita (checkered tulip), and it is one of the most representative witnesses of tectonic erosion in the Brasov depression. It looks like a long crest, having the highest edge called Varful Cetatii (citadel?s peak) at 704 meters altitude. All these, alongside with the legends, turn Sanpetru commune into an attractive tourist destination.


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