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On the footprints of Teutonic Knights – Prejmer

Around 1200, the Teutonic Knights were asked by a Hungarian king to set up in south-eastern Transylvania to defend this region, Country of Bârsa, against Tatars coming from the east.

Prejmer fortificationsThe knights set up the foundations of the impressive Prejmer church and fortress. The constructions were finished decades later by the humble Saxon settlers who replaced the military order following a quarrel between the knights and the King.

The Prejmer fortified church stands today as one of the seven Saxon fortifications in Transylvania included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Prejmer

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