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Story of a Transylvanian Saxon from Biertan

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

The Transylvanian Saxons of Romania are nearly all but gone from the country, driven out by war, communism and finally the opportunity to leave Romania in 1990 for a new life in the old homeland of Germany. Their distinctive architecture is nearly all that remains of their unique cultural heritage. Here, the story of one […]

Fortress churches and walks in the hills around Biertan

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

Biertan is probably the most famous of all of the Saxon fortified churches in Transylvania, but it is by no means the only one.  There are around 200 in the surrounding countryside of Saxon Transylvania, and even beyond into Hungarian/Szekely Transylvania. 
This page announces walking opportunities between the fortified churches in the villages immediately surrounding Biertan. 
Biertan […]