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Filming in Brasov Council Square, Romania

Written on May 29, 2013

Brașov Council Square

Nestled within the forested Transylvanian Carpathian Mountains, Brașov is famous for its beautiful old town square resplendent with gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture. Built by Saxon settlers, the buildings have a distinctively Germanic look, making it a great alternative to the more expensive, less easy to permit (and control) town squares of Germany. As well as the picture perfect cobblestoned Council Square, other locations of note include the Black Church, Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church, Neolog Jewish temple, and numerous city fortifications (Brasov Fortress, Graft Bastion, Blacksmiths’ Bastion, Weavers’ Bastion, White Tower, Black Tower, Catherine’s Gate, and Schei Gate). Brasov is home to Rope Street, one of Europe’s narrowest streets. Aerial views of the city can be seen from Mount Tâmpa. Brașov is for sure an excellent location to film period pieces.

Bran Castle, the home of Count Dracula, is located a short 30 minute drive from Brașov.

Film Permits

Film location permits throughout Romania are an inexpensive, quick and easy process. The town of Brașov welcomes productions from all over the world.

When To Shoot?

May and September are the best months to shoot with dry, sunny shoot days outside of the peak tourism summer months.

Romanian Film Crew

The closest Romanian crew and equipment production service centre is Bucharest, a 2.5hr drive away.

If you are a brand, media company, agency or production company looking to looking to shoot your next TV commercial, stills campaign, online content, corporate videos, virtual reality 360 content, or aerial footage in Brasov or anywhere else in Romania, contact us for local fixer, service producer, director, DoP, videographer, cameraman or photographer recommendations.