Welcome to Fortified Saxon Villages

Though Saxon residents largely drifted away from these villages from WWII onwards, Saxon flavour can be strongly sensed through well-preserved churches and in rarer cases, German-speaking locals. Today the villages are slow-paced places, where horses and carts rattle along gravel roads and flocks of sheep force you to snap off your car engine and wait.

Most visitors are drawn to Biertan and Viscri, though tiny Mălâncrav and Alma Vii have charms worth exploring.

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