Where to see Saxon architecture in Romania

Where to see Saxon architecture in Romania

The Saxon legacy is one of the most impressive and important assets of Romanian tourism. There are almost 250 fortresses and churches built by the Saxons in Romaniaat the beginning of the 15th century up to the 18th century. The Saxons came from the West part of the Rhine and began to populate the areas of Transilvania during the 12th century. The majority of the Saxons were peasants: wood or stone carvers, carpenters, farmers. They were organized, hard-workers and disciplined. The main cities... [ read more ]

Saxon pearl of Transylvania

Saxon pearl of Transylvania

  Sibiu is also known as Hermannstadt (the German name) as it is the most important center of the German community in Romania. The German legacy is still present nowadays in every corner and aspect of Sibiu’s culture, history and people. Sibiu has a charm of its own, exquisitely blending old and new, history and present, nature and civilization. Not only is Sibiu the Saxon pearl of Transylvania, it is also one of the most beautiful cities in Romania.  The city was also the cultu... [ read more ]