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


The Transylvanian Saxon fortified church of Cristian (German: Grossau) in the County of Sibiu (German: Kreis Hermannstadt). Image source: Wikimedia Commons

9. The Făgăraș (Fogorasch) Citadel


Interwar Romanian postcard depicting the medieval citadel of Făgăraș (German: Fogorasch) in the County of Brașov (German: Kreis Kronstadt). Image source: Wikimedia Commons

8. St. Michael’s Church in Cluj-Napoca (Klausenburg)


Saint Michael’s Church in Cluj-Napoca (German: Klausenburg) in the County of Cluj. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

7. The Râșnov (Rosenau) Medieval Citadel


The Râșnov (German: Rosenau) medieval citadel located in the County of Brașov (Kreis Kronstadt). Image source: www.pixabay.com

6. The Gothic-Rennaisance Corvin Castle


The Gothic-styled Corvin Castle located in the County of Hunedoara, one of the largest medieval strongholds in Europe. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

5. The Medieval Bran (Törzburg) Castle


Törzburg (Romanian: Bran) castle located in the County of Brașov (German: Kreis Kronstadt). Image source: www.pixabay.com

4. The Transylvanian Saxon Fortified Church Of Biertan (UNESCO World Heritage Site)


Birthälm (Romanian: Biertan) Transylvanian Saxon fortified church located in the County of Sibiu (Kreis Hermannstadt). Image source: Wikimedia Commons

3. Sighișoara’s Historical City Centre (UNESCO World Heritage Site)


The clock tower in the Transylvanian Saxon fortified city of Schäßburg (Romanian: Sighișoara), the tallest and best preserved medieval structure of the city which lies in its historical centre. Image source: www.pixabay.com

2. The Black Church In Brașov (Kronstadt)


The Black Church in the city of Kronstadt (Romanian: Brașov) located in the County of Brașov (German: Kreis Kronstadt) is the largest Gothic-styled Evangelical Lutheran cathedral in South-Eastern Europe. Image source: www.pixabay.com

1. The Historical City Centre Of Sibiu (Hermannstadt)


Panoramic view of the city centre of Hermannstadt (Romanian: Sibiu) located in the namesake county (German: Kreis Hermannstadt). Hermannstadt was also designated European Capital of Culture in 2007 (alongside Luxembourg) and was ranked 8th by Forbes magazine in a top of the most idyllic places to live in Europe. Image source: www.pixabay.com


2 Responses to 10 Mesmerising Medieval Landmarks Of Transylvania

  1. Paul Hosszu says:

    Vlad’s castles?

    • Victor Rouă says:

      Hello Paul,

      I apologize for the very long delay but now I’m able to answer your question: far from it. Most of the medieval structures from above were built by the Transylvanian Saxons, a historical German-speaking population which settled in Transylvania beginning in the 12th century. If you want to know more about the medieval strongholds belonging to Vlad III the Impaler you should check the Poenari Castle, Argeș County as well as the royal court in Târgoviște, Wallachia.

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