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Place Brașov

Tâmpa is a mountain, part of the Postăvarul Massif, located in the southern part of the Eastern Carpathians and almost entirely surrounded by the city of Brașov. Its elevation is 960 m , almost 400 m above the city.
The mountain is mostly made up of limestone formations, having risen up gradually from the Earth’s crust.
Most of the mountain is a declared nature reserve, due to the rare animal species and plant species that are found there. A number of routes to the summit exist: there are 25 winding paths cut in 1837 by Brașov’s forest administration; Gabony’s stairs; the Knights’ road, dating to the days of the Brașovia citadel; and an auto road. A cable car makes the journey between the cabin/restaurant Casa Pădurarului at the base of the mountain to the Restaurantul Panoramic, on its crest, in under three minutes. The view from the summit is spectacular, offering a panoramic view of the city; on a clear day, the entire Burzenland is visible.

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