Transylvania Beyond

The Biertan Fortified Church

Transylvania Beyond
The Biertan Fortified Church

Hundreds of years ago, the Saxons left the marks of daring innovation and ahead-of-their-time thinking everywhere they went, including in the various localities established in Romania, in the Transylvanian Plateau. The Biertan fortified church is no exception to that. It is, indeed, a centuries old complex remarkable not only in its untouched ancientness, but also in the harmonious aspect of its architectural composition, the unparalleled beauty and complexity of its polyptych altarpiece, and the central role it played in establishing the moral guidelines of the community. In recognition of its value, the complex was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1993 

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