TOURISTIC ATTRACTIONS IN BURZENLAND
500 years ago, travelers have called Barsa,, another Transylvania "or small Transylvania." From abroad "surrounded on all sides by high mountains and forests", inside it"special small country with fruitful plains and lovely meadows" and a "beautiful garden and well kept ordained" Barsa, to Transylvania, is nothing less than a city between the mountains. In this natural fortress, situatedon the border between East and West met roads of history and civilization, with their extraordinary ethnic and cultural infusion, with continuous movement of people and values. The name "Barsa "apparently comes from hydronyms "Barsa" which is one of the main rivers of the Brasov Depression, a river running through Barsa from southwest to northeast, shedding to the river Olt close to Feldioara. Geographers have defined "Barsa" by "Barsa depression", which covers the space between the mountainsPersani (west) Mountains Bodoc - Baraolt (north), Vrancea Mountains (east), Ciucas Mountains - Bars - Bucegi -Piatra Craiului (south). Instead, ethnographers extend Barsa, including river basinof Black River andOlt River up to St. Gheorghe, Bretcu respectively. Geological structure of Barsa depression is tectonic, formed by repeated dipping fracture and central fragments of the Curvature Carpathians. Subsequent collapse of the waters invaded the pit, forming a lake that, over time, gathered sedimentary layers hundreds of meters thick. After the lake dried up the beautiful lake plains strung like a necklace along the Barsa Land. Thus, the home of Country Barsa looks like a true plain, although we are in the mountain and the absolute altitude of the mountainis notanywhere below 500 m.
The Origin oftoponym "Barsa" is disputed. But one which has found asmost successful origin of the name Burzenland / Barsa isin the German word Wurzel ="root". In its historical meaning, Barsa is equivalent to administrative-territorial structure of the District of Brasov and its enslaved villages.On The Barsa countryare currently threemunicipalities (Brasov, Codlea and Săcele), three cities (Ghimbav, Râşnov and Zarnesti), and a total of 13 commons (Apata, Bod, Bran, Cristian, Crizbav, Dumbravita, Feldioara, Halchiu, Harman, Măieruş, Prejmer, Sânpetru and Vulcan).