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The Saxon fortified churches in Transylvania are not to be missed. They are like beautiful jewels in the jewel box of Transylvania. Although Biertan is the most famous, there... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
Spring, Texas
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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The Saxon fortified churches in Transylvania are not to be missed. They are like beautiful jewels in the jewel box of Transylvania. Although Biertan is the most famous, there are many scattered over the southern region of Transylvania waiting to be discovered.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

This Saxon fortified church is quite beautiful. The frescoes on various walls remain largely in tact. As do the religious paintings dating back centuries. It was very quaint, having to get the key from a house in the village. The un-rendered local stonework gives the place a very mellow feel Good to visit and compare against other Saxon churches, built... More 

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Bolzano, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015

Beautifull People and good ,nice horses ................... i will love to stay..........................visit.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

During a two-week trip through Transylvania in Romania, we arrived in Harman village. Transylvania is home to hundreds of towns and fortified churches built between the 13th and 15th century by Saxons. It is a haven of architectural heritage. Just walking through the high surrounding concentric walls and climbing the towers, it is not difficult to imagine that hundreds of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

Old Transylvania Saxon Villages are a real treasure of Romania. A past that remind us of the great saxon heritage. No wonder that Prince of Wales fall in love with this amazing place of Romania. Brasov - Sighisoara - Sibiu represents a triangle full of Saxon villages with fortified churches and fortresses. Viscri, Malancrav, Saschiz, Floresti, Mesendorf, Bunesti or Crit... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

We saw several fortified churches in Transylvania. When visiting the castle-church of Heltau/Cisnadie we got a tour guide, who gave detailed information about the castle church. Apparently this fortified structure gave great security to few families (around 150) in the area. The church still has a Sunday service and also occasional concerts. When we climbed the tower of the church... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

Transylvania has very interesting and beautiful villages, wonderful forests, cute houses with interesting windows. I visited 10 countries until now. But Romania (especially Transylvania) is my favorite. If you visit Romania, you don't stay in Bucaresti only, but also you should go to Transylvania. Because it is not similar to Bucaresti or any other city. Rent a car (or by... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2012

An extensive area to visit with multiple Saxon villages and fortifies churches to visit. There are a couple of events you can attend, but you must go to one of the brunches they organize every last weekend of the month (in the summer time) - you will meet a lot of people and eat great food. Some places are to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2012

Viscri is a small village, in Brasov county, which can be reached if you travel from Brasov towards Sighisoara, on the E60 European road - 7km from the European road. This village, as many others in this region in Romania, was inhabited by german-routed people, who gradually, after the 1989 revolution, fleed the village and returned to Germany. Most of... More 

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

There are some 150 village with fortified churches and I've seen quite a few of them, the whole region is wonderful and the churches give it a medieval feel. Besides the most visited one at Biertan, Saschiz and Viscri there are few other which are worth a visit: Hosman, Valea Viilor, Cristian nearby Sibiu, Calnic, Harman. In the region there... More 

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