Bran - A Medieval Castle

Bran – A Medieval Castle

What is it that we are still deeply fascinated by times when the majority of people lived precariously under the rule of a handful of rich noblemen who devoted their time to winning battles and new territories? I cannot provide an accurate answer to this question but I can give you the name of a place that even today bears much resemblance to a dim and distant past: Bran – a medieval castle. Sometimes fascination is brought about by understanding a little something about the history of such ... [ read more ]

Most beautiful Saxon Cities in Romania

Most beautiful Saxon Cities in Romania

During the 12th century, following an order of the Hungarian Empire, Transylvania began to be colonized by a Germanic population, subsequently known as Transylvanian Saxons. Their aim was to defend the Hungarian borders in Transylvania. As they settled in, the Saxons influenced to a great extent the manner of living and the organizational structures within the Romanian principality. As such, there are now almost 250 fortifications and churches built by the Saxons from the 14th until the 18th cen... [ read more ]