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5 villages in Transylvania worth visiting on a road trip

5 villages in Transylvania worth visiting on a road trip

Of all the places worth mentioning on the “to visit” list in our country, the villages in Transylvania occupy a leading position. Maybe it’s the beautiful picturesque landscapes, the historic Fortified Churches or the extraordinary locals’ hospitality, but most likely the successful mix between all these is the element that attracts tourists from around the country and not only to the wonderful Transylvanian land.

The list of Saxon villages that should be visited at least once in a lifetime begin with the already famous Viscri, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List thanks to the Fortified Church here. Viscri is a village in Brașov, in the commune of Bunești and a place rich in history and traditions, hence the large number of visitors curious about what the small Transylvanian land has to offer. Approximately 30.000 Romanian and foreign tourists visit it annually. Viscri is perfect for those who want to relive a complete and authentic rural experience, from accommodation to meals offered by locals here.

Rupea is another Saxon village where culture makes its presence felt. The Rupea fortress that watches from the height over the village is one of the oldest Romanian fortifications, documentary attested in 1324. A visit here will acquaint you with its imposing towers and walls and an inner courtyard that will remind you of times you had heard only in stories and legends. But the fortress is just another attraction besides the old houses full of stories and the Fortified Church in the area.

Saschiz is a less-known Saxon commune, located 20 kilometers from Sighișoara, which includes the villages of Cloașterf, Mihai Viteazu and Saschiz, where the main attractions are the fortified Evangelical Church of Saschiz, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cloaş, as well as the Haller castle, built in 1553 in the Mihai Viteazu village. All of these just give the places already full of history and culture an extra charm and a touch of mystery.

66 kilometers far from Sibiu there is another village rich in medieval buildings and fortified churches waiting for its tourists – Biertan. It is the first village included in the UNESCO Heritage and the one in which medieval buildings and fortified churches have been best preserved. A trip here means a journey back in time, given that the locals are still preserving hundreds of years of traditions with sanctity.

Transylvania is one of the areas worth exploring in detail. A trip here, in places with unique architecture, rich traditions, dreamy landscapes and warm people is recommended for anyone passionate about history, grandiose rural landscapes (especially at sunset!) or simply about what our country has to offer.

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