Introduction

Step into Transylvania’s Saxon past at the fortified churches of Hărman and Prejmer. Twelve kilometres north of Braşov is Hărman (or Honigberg, as it was known to Transylvania’s medieval Saxons), home to a stocky 16th-century citadel. Just 7km further north stands Prejmer (once Tartlau), whose 15th-century citadel – enclosing a splendid Gothic church – boasts the thickest defensive walls of all Transylvania’s Saxon churches. These two Unesco-listed sights are easily combined into a single day trip from Braşov.