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Saxon fortified churches tour

5-6 hours. Tue-Sat.
Transylvania,
Day trips
Day tours from Brasov,

German Heritage and the famous Saxon fortified churches, which were built and used as a shelter to protect the villagers in case of attacks. Its role and structure are considered unique sites in Europe and many of them are included in the UNESCO heritage list. Along this day tour from Brasov we’ll guide you to visit the most important fortified churches in the area: Prejmer, Harman, Viscri, all being UNESCO sites. Almost every village had a type of fortress which transformed this area of Transylvania into one of the most fortified regions in Europe. The fortified churches tour will reveal to you more about the life and the history of the Transylvanian villages.

Highlights

German / Saxon fortified churches from Prejmer, Harman and Viscri; old village of Viscri

Prices

Details Price
Euro / person 68
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The price include

• Licensed Tour Guide – English language (other languages on request) • Transport by car or minibus • Entrance tickets to the visited sites mentioned in the itinerary (standard tours)

The price not include

• Other services not specified on the itinerary • Photo and video fees (if applies inside of museums

The price include

• Licensed Tour Guide – English language (other languages on request) • Transport by car or minibus • Entrance tickets to the visited sites mentioned in the itinerary (standard tours)

The price not include

• Other services not specified on the itinerary • Photo and video fees (if applies inside of museums

Special conditions

The tour runs for minimum 2 people

Prejmer - Harman - Viscri

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9.00 AM. Meet with our guide at your location from Brasov and start the tour. We’ll go to Prejmer fortified church (UNESCO). Prejmer is situated near Brasov and it is proud of the largest fortified church in South-Eastern Europe. The church was built starting with the 13th century and was surrounded by protective walls 3-4 metres thick and 12 metres high, fortified bulwarks, iron gates and drawbridges. Beside the firing vents on the walls, the fortress also had a fighting device called "the organ of death" that is a series of weapons set together and which simultaneously got fire, bringing about panic and heavy losses to the enemy part. A supplementary protection was the moat usually filled with water which surrounded the walls. Several rooms host a collection of crafts, tools, costumes and objects specific for the Transylvanian Saxons.
 
Second stop will be at Harman, another German village. The Harman Fortified Church was built in the 13th century. The church is surrounded by high walls and seven defence towers. Throughout history the inhabitants renewed and adapted the fortress to their needs. The north chapel was renewed in the 15th century and displays an impressive architecture which combines Renaissance elements with 16th-century Gothic elements. The exterior decorations of the chapel were carved in wood and represented human figures. Inside the church the 16th-century benches are still preserved. A very interesting ethnographic museum displays objects from local history and life.
 
Next we’ll drive to Viscri, one of the most famous and charming old villages from Transylvania, a place which preserve, very well, the old architecture and way of life. Enjoy a walk on the village streets, see local craftsmen and small shops. We’ll visit the Viscri fortified church (UNESCO). The oldest parts of the building are dated in 12th century.
 
Optional. It is possible to have a short detour and a stop to visit Rupea fortress, known as a “peasent fortress”. 
Return to Brasov and drop-off at your location.

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Why to book this tour?

The Fortified churches day tour from Brasov is a very good choice if you are planning to visit these unique medieval sites. They are spread in different villages from Brasov county and it is very hard if not impossible to reach them by public transport. Booking a day trip from Brasov with us you’ll be driven by licensed tour guides which will tell you the whole story behind every visited place.