Tag: Transylvania

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…


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. Its city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999 and…


10 Mesmerising Medieval Landmarks of Transylvania

10. Grossau (Cristian) Medieval Fortified Church 9. The Fogorasch Citadel 8. St. Michael’s Church in Klausenburg (Cluj-Napoca) 7. The Rosenau citadel 6. The Gothic-Rennaisance Corvin castle 5. Törzburg (Bran) castle 4. The Transylvanian Saxon fortified church of Birthälm (UNESCO World Heritage Site) 3. Schäßburg city centre (UNESCO World Heritage Site) 2. The Black Church in Kronstadt 1. Hermannstadt city…


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),…


The History Of The Transylvanian Saxons

The Transylvanian Saxons (or ‘Die Siebenbürger Sachsen’ as they are known in German) are perhaps the most significant major German ethnic group of Romania and doubtlessly one of the most renowned from Central Europe. They are part of the broader Romanian-German group (known in German as ‘Rumäniendeutsche’) alongside the Bukovina Germans (indigenous to Bukovina, north-eastern Romania),…