Visiting the Richiș Fortified Church was the most pleasant and revealing experience during our two days road trip around the Saxon villages of Sibiu and their fortified churches. Mr. Schass made sure that our visit there will remain for long in our minds.

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Biertan is by far the most important symbol of the Saxon villages and of the fortified churches in the Sibiu County, having also been listed on the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1993.

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Agnita is considered to be the most centered town in Romania. First mentioned in a document in 1280, Agnita is a town known for its traditional crafts, from shoemakers to coopers, from tailors to potters.

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Chirpãr was our next stop during our weekend road trip in the beautiful Saxon villages around Sibiu. Travelling from one village to another was a true pleasure, as spring was on its way, everything was turning green, the landscape was something that filled us with so much positive energy.

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The village of Hosman was our first stop during our weekend in the Sibiu County and it was such a delight to be welcomed in this village by a beautiful view of the fortified church and the Făgăraș Mountains still covered in snow after the winter.

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We were planning such a weekend for a long time, but each time we were considering of actually doing such a trip, we always said that we can leave it for another time, as these places are very close to home and we have some other options further away.

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But finally, at the beginning of April, we said that this is it, we are doing it. We wanted to go somewhere with the baby, as the weather forecast was expected to be very good. As it’s still a bit difficult to go on long holidays with the baby, some short weekend road trips, with not too much driving are a good option to spend some time outside the city and explore the world 🙂

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In the Sântămăria-Orlea village there is a very old and valuable medieval church. The church was built in between 1270 and 1280 in late Romanesque style and it was built to serve a community of Catholic settlers near the Haţeg area.

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I like the Fortified Churches of Transylvania so much! I find them one of the most important landmarks of this area of Romania. This time, it’s about the Rasnov fortified church.

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This is the place where I felt like going back to the Middle Age, when people believed in magic and witchcraft, when there was a strong belief in a very powerfull force that actually ruled the world and decided the way things should happen.

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