Sighisoara Region and Viscri
We start our journey together to the land of citadels and fortified churches of Transylvania, whose pages are well kept in UNESCO heritage. Vine Valley and fortified churches in Biertan will be those that will delight you with their medieval atmosphere and the authenticity of wonderful landscapes. Then cities like Medias and Sighisoara will remind us of the famous Vlad The Impaler.
Sibiu – Valea Viilor – Medias – Biertan – Sighisoara – Sibiu (200 km +)
Optional : Viscri (45 km – 80 km extra)
Vine Valley fortified Church
Being on the list of protected UNESCO heritage, today’s church was built in the XIV century in a Gothic style. Subsequently, to cope with incessant invasions, the church was surrounded with walls and towers. At the entrance in the churchyard is a small museum of Saxon culture.
Medias – Saint Margaret Evangelical Church
Built in 1488, Saint Margaret evangelical church is a true masterpiece of the Gothic style with impressive defense towers. One of these defense towers – the Trumpet Tower is in the top ten tilted towers and famous worldwide.
One of the secrets of the tower is that Vlad the Impaler was imprisoned here.
The fortified Church Biertan
Biertan fortified church is one of the largest and most famous fortified churches in Transylvania – therefore protected by UNESCO. Its sacristy door with a locking system that blocks all around the 19 points was awarded at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900. Here for 300 years Biertan had seen only a single divorce – quite a record for such a passage of time.
The city presents itself as one of the most beautiful and best preserved medieval towns in Europe being designated as Unesco World Heritage Site, whose legend reminds us that here born and grew – Vlad The Impaler. This perfectly intact 16th century gem with nine towers, cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches rivals the historic streets of Old Prague or Vienna for atmospheric magic.
Optional Trip to Viscri
Depending on your availability, the trip can be changed in order to visit the home of Prince Charles and the fortified church of Viscri village.
Viscri – House of Prince Charles
Included in the Unesco world heritage, the village looks like a fortress. On the “boulevard” of Viscri with large gates and stuck houses all the tumult is made by the geese, roosters and cows returning from pasture, where Prince Charles also has a traditional house that he bought dating from 1875.