Transylvania Saxon fortified churches: Sighisoara area (1 day)

Transylvania Saxon fortified churches: Sighisoara area (1 day)

This is a Saxon heritage tour in the Sighisoara area.

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This is a Saxon heritage tour in the Sighisoara area.

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  • Language: Englisch, Französisch, Rumänisch
  • Participants: 1 - 4
  • Duration: 1 day
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The Saxons were colonized in Transylvania beginning with the 12th century in order to defend the southeastern border of the Kingdom of Hungary. All their settlements were organised around a central church, which, during war times, was used as a refuge for the local families.

As during the Middle Ages Transylvania was often invaded by the Mongol tribes, the Saxons began fortifying their houses and mainly the churches. The fortified churches we can still see today are the result of several fortification stages that took place during the centuries.

This tour is meant to reveal not only the different types of fortifications, but also other special characteristics of these churches. Therefore, depending on time and your personal interest, you'll be visiting a church decorated with symbols connected to the Celtic cult of the Green Man, a church which, for almost 300 years, was the Transylvanian bishop's residence or a church which shelters the most amazing and well preserved Gothic painting in Transylvania.

The final destination of this tour will be the medieval fortress of Sighisoara, one of the few of it's kind still inhabited in Europe. Surrounded by 14 defending towers, each one belonging to a local guild, the fortress shelters not only beautiful Medieval architecture, but also medieval legends, such as the one connected to Vlad Tepes 'Dracula” birthplace.

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Additional information

• departure guaranteed starting with 1 person
• booking necessary 24h in advance
• for meals you may consider 5-15 € / meal
• for entry tickets you may consider 5-8 € / trip
• photo/video entrance fees may vary between 2-7 €
• visits are not compulsory, they can differ according to your wish and they may not all be possible

Included in the price

  • transport by car (Dacia Logan 4+1); gas & parking fees; English / French speaking guide
  • entry tickets for all visits; photo / video entrance fees; drinks & meals; personal expenses

Meeting point

Cluj International airport / train station or any hotel of your choice. Meeting point open to set up individually.

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