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Hirscher House

Brasov, Romania

This imposing house which borders the Council Square (Piata Sfatului) was built during 1541-1547 by Apollonia Hirscher, the widow of Brasov's mayor Lukas Hirscher. The house was a tribute to the city and its intended use was as a trade center for the merchants of Brasov. The house design in Renaissance style was modeled to resemble the merchandise halls from the old big cities of Eastern Europe. Because the first floor was the market for high-boots, the building was named "Podul Batusilor" (The High-Boots Bridge). Above the entrance, you can see Hirsher's coat of arms. Today the building is hosting a traditional restaurant, The Carpathian Stag (Cerbul carpatin).

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