I did mention before that I am quite fascinated about the Evanghelical Fortified Churches in Transylvania, so every time I see one, I have to check it out. It’s rather the way they are built that attracts me, than the simbol they represent for the religion. As we went to visit the Bruckental Summer Residence some weeks ago, we couldn’t have missed the Avrig Fortified Church, which is actually right accorss the road from the palace.
The church was built in the XIII century in a romanic style and was fortified at the beginning of the XVI century. The altar was built in 1805 and the orgue in 1807.
The oldest object in the church is the font, brought to the church in the year 1715.
The church still holds ceremonies every week, but it is also open for visiting every day. There is a nice lady who will show you around and tell you a few stories about the church.