Of Routes & Roses

January 5, 2019
Wooden churches. Surdesti.

Rural Maramures

Maramures region is the chosen home of the authentic rural Romanian civilization.
January 5, 2019
valea viilor fortified church

Saxon Transylvania

Invited in the 12th century by the Hungarian kings to set up and defend the southern border with Wallachia, the German settlers lived in compact, well-organized communities, erecting the citadels of Transylvania (for example the city of Sibiu/Hermanstadt was named after a certain settler from Nuremberg called Herman) and the famous Saxon fortified churches.
January 5, 2019
corvin castle

Castles of Transylvania

Transylvania is famous for its castles and fortresses: from the austere, legendary Bran Castle to the Gothic castle of John Hunyadi, a great army commander in the Middle Ages.

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