Tag: Transylvania

The Transylvanian Saxon Fortified Church Of Birthälm (Biertan)

The Transylvanian Saxon fortified church of Birthälm (Romanian: Biserica fortificată din Biertan) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Transylvania, Romania. Along with six other fortified churches (five Saxon ones and a Székely one), it is part of UNESCO’s list of ‘Villages with fortified churches in Transylvania’. The inscription of these medieval landmarks to UNESCO dates back…


The Transylvanian Saxon Fortified Church Of Weißkirch (Viscri)

The Transylvanian Saxon fortified church of Weißkirch (Romanian: Biserica foritficată din Viscri) is one of the most spectacular medieval monuments in Transylvania, with a rich history, a well preserved structure as well as a well deserved UNESCO World Heritage Site status. It is located in Brașov county, south-eastern Transylvania and together with the surrounding village…


Schäßburg – The Last Inhabited Medieval Citadel In South-Eastern Europe

Schäßburg (Romanian: Sighișoara; also known in the Transylvanian Saxon dialect as Schäsbrich or Šesburχ, in Old Hungarian as Segusvar, in Hungarian as Segesvár and in Latin as Saxoburgum or Castrum Sex) is a medieval citadel located in Mureș (Mieresch) county from eastern Transylvania, Romania. The well preserved city centre of Schäßurg has been listed as…


10 Mesmerising Medieval Landmarks Of Transylvania

Below you can check a list of 10 mesmerising medieval landmarks that you should visit while travelling in Transylvania, Romania. 10. Cristian (Großau) Medieval Fortified Church 9. The Făgăraș (Fogorasch) Citadel 8. St. Michael’s Church in Cluj-Napoca (Klausenburg) 7. The Râșnov (Rosenau) Medieval Citadel 6. The Gothic-Rennaisance Corvin Castle 5. The Medieval Bran (Törzburg) Castle…


The History Of The Bran Castle In Transylvania, Romania

The Bran Castle (known in German as Törzburg) is one of the most reputed touristic attractions of Romania and also one of the most mesmerising medieval strongholds in Transylvania. It is located in the proximity of a former significant Transylvanian Saxon urban center, namely Kronstadt (Romanian: Brașov) in the historical region of Burzenland (Romanian: Țara Bârsei),…