Mentioned for the first time in 1289, Alma Vii is one of those fairytale like villages at the end of the civilization.
The village of Biertan is one of the first settlements of the Saxons, dating back to 1281.
Since 1993, it’s on the UNESCO heritage list with its magnificent fortified church built in Late Gothic style.
The village of Richiș was well known in the past for its vineyards and wine, which was desired even at the court of the Habsburg Empire, in Vienna.
Nowadays, Richiș is the village with the highest number of nationalities living together from Romania.
Today, Mălâncrav is the village with the biggest Saxon population.
The fortfied luteran church, with its Gothic nave and mural paintings is one of the main attraction points in the region.
The other one is the Apafi Manor, which belonged to one of the richest noble families in Transilvania.
Viscri is one of those special villages in Transylvania, dating from the 12th Century. Located only 42 km away from Sighișoara, its lovely fortified church is recognized as UNESCO monument and the museum inside the walls holds fascinating histories. About Viscri you may have heard thanks to the excellent results of Mihai Eminescu Trust and HRH Prince Charles who fell in love with wonderful Transylvania.
Few people know that Dealu Frumos (Shon Berg) is located straight in the center of Romania, according to its coordinates. Dating back to 1280, this enchanting village was destroyed by The Tartars invaders and then rebuilt from scratch buy its hard-working inhabitants. In 1250 historians mention the Roman basilica which later was fortified and strengthened with two defense towers, which were added in the 15th Century.
The city of Sibiu was built by Saxon (German) settlers in 1191. It was declared European Cultural Capital in 2007 together with Luxemburg. Its city centre still preserves its medieval look, with cobble stone streets, towers and squares that were used as markets.
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The second largest city in Sibiu County, it is first mentioned in 1267 as Mediesy, after local Szekler population from the 9th Century. After the 12th Century it becomes a Saxon settlement.
Mediaș city is guarded by an imposing fortress built on the site of an old Roman castrum and its historic centre is like an open-air museum full of unique Medieval monuments and constructions built in various architectural styles.
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Copşa Mare is a unique traditional Saxon village, situated only 2 km away from Biertan, famous UNESCO World Heritage site. It is located in the center of the Transylvania Triangle formed by the historic cities of Brasov, Sighisoara and Sibiu. Hidden in the peaceful hills of Târnavelor plateau, its center is uncovered by a stunning medieval church. Here you can see marvelous sun sets, the entire place being a surprise for every visitor.
Named also „The Transylvanian Eden”, the Brukenthal Palace Estate from Avrig holds a charming local baroque architectural site. The place belonged to a renowned transylvanian nobleman, baron Samuel von Brukenthal. Among his interestes were inovation, modernity, science and technology, arts and literature. In the clear sky days, from here you can get a magnificent view upon the rocky Fărăraș Mountains. Avrig is surrounded by romantic hills of Southern Transylvania, situated only 26 km from Sibiu.
Cund is a hidden treasure on the map of Transylvanian remote Saxon Villages. The natural landscape that leads to Cund is breathtaking. The village has in the middle the traditional medieval church with a clock tower seen from all the four facades. Valea Verde Retreat is a beautiful heavenly corner hosting an international acclaimed restaurant with local bio cuisine.