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Brasov Communist History Tour

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.Brașov, Romania

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Experience hosted by Anita, Tavi And Cornelius

4 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Leave medieval Brasov behind and dive into the lesser known and rarely visited parts of the city, relics of the “golden age” of communism.
Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Communist past and, as ‘beer makes history better’ is our motto, midway through the tour we’ll throw in a pint and some local snacks too, the famous ‘mici’, to keep us going!
We discuss life both before and after the communist era, and we’ll explore areas where gun battles were fought during the bloody days of the revolution (where bullet holes are still visible in nearby buildings), while memorials dedicated to those killed indicate the sacrifices made to bring about a dramatic regime change.
Next, we'll visit the former civic center, a good example of communist-era town planning, a farmer's market which changed little since communist times, the site of a former tractor factory, evocative of the city’s industrial past, and lastly, deep within a communist district, we'll explore a hidden area dating back to the 1930's.
We will then return to Old Town, thus closing a circle which offers you the opportunity to travel through 700 years of the city’s history in just over four hours.
Leave medieval Brasov behind and dive into the lesser known and rarely visited parts of the city, relics of the “golden age” of communism.
Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Communist past and, as ‘beer makes history better’ is our motto, midway through the tour we’ll throw in a pint and some local snacks too, the famous ‘mici’, to keep us going!
We discuss life both before and after the communist era, and we’ll explore areas wh…

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What's included

  • Food
    1 street snack
    1 serving of 'mici' (3 mici with 1 bread bun)
    2 tr...
  • Drinks
    1 draft beer (400 ml)
From ₹2,744
/ person
Fri, 23 Oct
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
₹2,744 per person
₹2,744 per person
Sat, 24 Oct
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
₹2,744 per person
₹2,744 per person
Sun, 25 Oct
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
₹2,744 per person
₹2,744 per person

Meet your host, Anita, Tavi And Cornelius

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 4 Reviews
We are a team of friends (Tavi, Maria, Maxi and Tudor) born and raised in Brasov. Because we love the city, we've been showing guests around since 2016. We enjoy exploring the city and discovering its hidden gems with old and new friends. We love to talk and share stories with our guests. We have diverse backgrounds, but we are all united by our strong passion for the city we call home. So if you want to discover Brasov with an expert local guide, like Maria, Tavi, Maxi or Tudor, look no further!
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Where you'll be

Revolution Square/ HQ of the Romanian Communist Party/ Communist civic center/ Communist-era residential neighborhoods/ Local farmers’ market/ Local bodega where you'll sample the traditional “mici” snack and beer/ A former industrial platform/ A 1930’s neighborhood/ Old Town

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Julie
October 2019
This is a unique opportunity to take some time and explore the history of Brasov apart from the typical tourist attractions. Tavi is an excellent storyteller who will take you through the more recent history of Brasov, sharing fascinating stories and pointing out historical spots/details in the city you would not notice yourself. Tavi goes above and beyond - I would would highly recommend taking this tour!
This is a unique opportunity to take some time and explore the history of Brasov apart from the typical tourist attractions. Tavi is an excellent storyteller who will take you thro…
Melinda
September 2019
We decided to do this tour on a whim when it popped up on AirBnb. We were certainly glad we did! Not only did Tavi have a lot of knowledge about Communism and the revolution about which he had personal experience, but he was also willing to address a wide range of subjects about Braşov, Romania, and the wider world. He also shared a lot about the city and was willing to give recommendations on other places to experience and see! If you want to understand what you are seeing, hearing, and experiencing in Romania and Braşov THIS is the tour to go on! We couldn’t recommend it enough. It was the highlight of our trip.
We decided to do this tour on a whim when it popped up on AirBnb. We were certainly glad we did! Not only did Tavi have a lot of knowledge about Communism and the revolution about…
Nathan
August 2019
Our tour with Tavi was a highlight of our time in Brasov. It was really unique to spend time in neighbour hoods, restaurants and other local places that we wouldn’t have otherwise ventured into as tourists. Visiting the farmers market and a stop in at the newly opened communist era apartment helped give us better understanding of where Romania was and is in its development. We can’t recommend this tour enough. Tavi gave us such a unique perspective as a local but someone who as seen the world so he really opened our eyes with his relatable style.
Our tour with Tavi was a highlight of our time in Brasov. It was really unique to spend time in neighbour hoods, restaurants and other local places that we wouldn’t have otherwise…
Andreas
August 2019
Die Tour war richtig spannend. Abseits von der üblichen Touristentour könnte man die Stadt und deren Geschichte kennen lernen. Tavi kennt sich definitiv aus und lässt sich auch gerne in Gespräche und Diskussionen verwickeln. Tavi ging auf persönliche Wünsche und auf alle unsere Fragen ein. Bei Treppen und Kinderwagen hat er kurzerhand mit angepackt. Wer Brasov richtig kennen lernen will, sollte unbedingt diese Tour machen.
Die Tour war richtig spannend. Abseits von der üblichen Touristentour könnte man die Stadt und deren Geschichte kennen lernen. Tavi kennt sich definitiv aus und lässt sich auch ger…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes

A hat for hot summer days