Conference Venue


ISWLA'10 is hosted at Vila Bran (Bran, Brasov) www.vilabran.ro Direct flights are available from the most important cities of Europe to Bucharest-International Airports (Otopeni and Baneasa) or International Airport from Sibiu.


Bran (German: Törzburg; Hungarian: Törcsvár) is a commune in Brasov Country, Romania. It lies 30 km from the city of Brasov. Medieval Bran Castle, located in Bran, which belonged to Vlad III Tepes, is a popular tourist destination as it is purported setting for Count Dracula, in Bram Stoker's Dracula".

The nearby Bran Castle, attracting many fans of Dracula, and often (but incorrectly) said to have been the home of Vlad the Impaler. More information can be found here .


    Other points of attraction:
  • Poiana Brasov, mainly a ski resort, but also a sightseeing spot.
  • Râsnov Fortress, above the nearby town of Râsnov, is a restored peasant fortress.
  • Prejmer Fortress, in the nearby town of Prejmer.
  • Art Museum Brasov.
  • Biserica Neagra ("The Black Church"), a celebrated Gothic site - the building dates from 1477, when it replaced an older church (demolished around 1385). It’s acquired the name after being blackened by smoke from the 1689 great fire.
  • Casa Sfatului ("The mayor's former office building"). The administration for Brasov was here for more than 500 years.
  • Biserica Sf. Nicolae (St. Nicholas Church), dating back to the 14th century.
  • The First Romanian School, a museum with the first Romanian printing press among many other firsts.
  • The Rope Street, the narrowest street in Romania.
  • Schei, the historically Bulgarian but then Romanian neighborhood outside of the old walled city.
  • The Orthodox church of the Dormition of the Theotokos, built in 1896.
  • Muzeul Prima Carte Româneasca, a museum exhibiting the first book printed in the Romanian language.
  • Tâmpa, a small mountain in the middle of the city (900m above sea level), a sightseeing spot near the old city center.
  • The "Brasov Citadel Fortress" - Cetatuia Brasovului.
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