Attractions

Church in Biertan

Fortified Church

Biertan’s late-Gothic church, ringed by concentric walls and flanked by towers, is among the largest and most impressive in Transylvania. The triple-naved church was built between 1493 and 1522, housing superbly pre…
Museum in Viscri

Fortified Church

The whitewashed and tile-roofed fortified church in Viscri is a splendidly restored feat of medieval engineering. Its outbuildings display decorated furniture and agricultural tools, alongside village ceramics, and …
Church in Fortified Saxon Villages

Alma Vii Fortified Church

In September 2016 the ribbon was cut on fresh restoration works in Alma Vii, and this charismatic village and centrepiece fortified church have never looked finer. The stocky sanctuary dates to the 16th century, tho…
Church in Fortified Saxon Villages

St Margaret's Church

The Gothic spire above Mediaș sprouts from 1488-built St Margaret's Church, which guards 15th-century frescoes and Romania’s second-largest collection of Anatolian carpets within its buttercream walls. Note the two-…
Church in Fortified Saxon Villages

Moşna Fortified Church

One of the finest fortifications in the region around Mediaș, Moşna’s 14th-century church was rebuilt over subsequent centuries, with impressive defence towers and high walls. There are a few displays of regional hi…
Church in Fortified Saxon Villages

Valea Viilor Fortified Church

Standing proud in the whisper-quiet village of Valea Viilor is an 18th-century church with weighty protective walls. It’s necessary to call a caretaker to get inside (phone number posted outside). Once in, you can c…
Church in Fortified Saxon Villages

Bazna Fortified Church

The fairy-tale fortification in Bazna, with hefty wooden gates and portcullises, encloses a 14th-century Gothic church. Treasures include a baroque altar and organ. Entering the church relies on a caretaker answerin…
Church in Fortified Saxon Villages

Băgaciu Evangelical Church

When we passed through, this early-15th-century fortified church was in need of a revamp, with a rusty clock face peeling from its tower and birds swooping in and out of the building. It’s an impressive photo-op non…