Transylvania Beyond

Top Fortified Churches

Transylvania Beyond
Top Fortified Churches

The historic province of Transylvania is a multicultural land, where Romanians, Hungarians, Germans, and other ethnic groups have lived together for centuries. Some of the most striking and valuable treasures of Romania are owed to the German populace that settled in Transylvania starting with the 13th century, known as Saxons, or “sasi” in Romanian.

Probably the best known elements of Saxon heritage are all the fortified churches in Romania, some of which were inducted in the UNESCO World Heritage for their great cultural and historical value. 

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Photo: Viscri Fortified Church, creative commons