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Saxon Transylvania

Wooden churches. Surdesti.
Rural Maramures
January 5, 2019
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Castles of Transylvania
January 5, 2019

The south of Transylvania is marked the Saxon civilization. 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 and the famous Saxon fortified churches.

Seven of these fortified churches, usually the best preserved, are UNESCO World Heritage monuments. They are situated in the villages Câlnic, Valea Viilor, Biertan, Saschiz, Viscri, Dârjiu and Prejmer. The fortified church of Malancrav, though not on the UNESCO list, preserved spectacular Medieval frescoes.

November 6, 2019

Valea Viilor fortified church

The church of Valea Viilor village (or Wurmloch, in German) is one of the most scenic monuments amongst the fortified churches listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites […]
September 28, 2019

A life rhythmed by prayers. A touching inscription on a Viscri house

“When I wake up at dawn I think of You, Lord.Late in the evening, while I am sleeping, please, my Lord, think of me.” – Anno […]
August 1, 2019
malancrav church frescoes

Malancrav’s Medieval Church Frescoes

Only 25 kilometers away from Sighisoara fortress, the Lutheran church of the small village of Malancrav host the largest Gothic fresco in Transylvania. It was discovered […]
October 29, 2018

Prejmer

On the footprints of Teutonic Knights – Prejmer 60 SHARES Share on Facebook Tweet Follow us Share Share Share Share Share
October 29, 2018

Viscri

The church’s fortifications are impressive although the Viscri village is not a large one. 60 SHARES Share on Facebook Tweet Follow us Share Share Share Share […]
October 29, 2018

Malancrav, a lively village

And a lively village! 60 SHARES Share on Facebook Tweet Follow us Share Share Share Share Share
October 29, 2018

Biertan fortified church (UNESCO World Heritage monument)

Built from 1486 to 1524, Biertan church has impressive defense walls, a beautiful nave ceiling, a collection of tombstones of former bishops and notabilities.

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