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Fortified Churches

Harman fortified church – a must see in Transylvania

I came up with the personal conclusion that Harman fortified church is an absolute must.
Why? will you ask…
Because it is absolutely splendid, well-preserved, contains rare pre-Reformation paintings, is home to a sort of village museum and is placed in an area of natural beauty.

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Viscri – the authentic Saxon village

Southern and south-east Transylvania boasts with over 150 fortified churches which were erected centuries ago by the Saxons (although there are basically no Saxons left in Romania) out of protective reasons. The churches were built alone initially on top of the hill dominating the village landscape, and later surrounded by solid enclosing walls to protect the village from the invaders.

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Biertan Fortified Church – Unesco Heritage

On top of the village hill, the Lutheran fortified Church of Biertan (Birthalm) (UNESCO World Heritage) lies majestically and watches over the village. It is definitely well positioned. I had a feeling that it would be somewhat different from the previous ones…and I was right! The access is made through some covered stairs

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