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Fortified Saxon Churches of Transylvania

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In the 12th century the German Saxons arrived in Transylvania playing a major role in the development of powerful strongholds and fortresses throughout the region. The influence of the Saxons of Transylvania, also known Sasi, heavily increase the regions economy and began a cultural evolution. The spirit of the Saxons can still be seen today in such medieval towns as Brasov, Sibiu, Sighisoara, Medias and Sebes. But the most impressive mark left by this culture are the Fortified Churched scattered through out the region. See for yourself below:

Romania Tours ~ Biertan Fortified ChurchBIERTAN

The largest Church-Fortress with double exterior walls and heavy doors bringing alive the medieval spirit. Once the resident home of Lutheran Bishops. Inside you will find a magnificent gothic altar and the door to the treasury containing 17 locks. In 1995 Biertan Church was included in the UNESCO patrimony. It is located on the road between Sighisoara and Medias. 

Romania Tours ~ Viscri Fortified ChurchVISCRI

Containing a stone arched entrance and four upper levels which can be reached by the wall carved steps. The walls have a depth of five meters which were built from the nearby river's stones. Surrounded by an important Saxon Cemetery with an astonishing white and limestone chapel. It is located on the road between Sighisoara and Rupea.

Romania Tours ~ Prejmer Fortified ChurchPREJMER

Built in 1427 to with stand the attacks of the Ottomans. The walls are 14 meters high and 5 meters thick. Access to this massive fortress can be gained through a 5 meter thick long tunnel. The church was built in a shape of a Latin cross in a Gothic style. Prejmer is located Northeast of Brasov.

Romania Tours ~ Harman Fortified ChurchHARMAN

A Roman basilica with Gothic elements. The west tower, chapels and water moat still maintain this era today. Inside you can find paintings dated back to the 13th century. Harman is located 12km Northwest of Brasov.

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