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Fortified Churches from Transylvania

Category: Nature Tours
Created on Friday, 20 September 2013 07:50

 

Saxon Fortified Churches from Transylvania

 For a week we will  travel through Transylvania, the land inhabited by Transylvanian Saxons and Romanians, we will admire many of their achievements. We will also see some places related to Dracula's legend, but also to the place connected to Vallachia's ruler, Vlad Tepes, which  inspired the legend.

Transylvania is situated in the south-eastern corner of the Carpathian Basin. 

In the world it has been associated with vampires, chiefly due to the influence of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula as well its later film adaptations.

Its area is roughly 100,000 km2. The Carpathian Mountains, reaching above 2,000 meters in places, form its boundary to the east and the south, separating it from the Romanian regions of Moldavia and Wallachia. Easy to cross hill country borders it to the north, while to the west its limits are defined by the Great Hungarian Plain.

Roman and Medieval Fortresses

Category: One Day Tours
Created on Sunday, 11 August 2013 05:12
Alba Iulia Fortress

Roman and Medieval Fortresses

 

 In Transylvania there are many remains of the roman settlement and many fortresses that we should visit in one day tour.
The greatest roman camp from this area, called Apulum Castrum, is subject of our visit. Here we should see a restored Vauban Fortress which overlaps the roman settlements. 

Sighisoara-The Inhabited Citadell

Category: One Day Tours
Created on Sunday, 11 August 2013 04:20
Transylvania Sighisoara Guide

Sighisoara- The Inhabited Citadell

 

Sighisoara is one of the few still inhabited citadel in Europe and the best preserved.

Inside the walls of the fortress the medieval architecture of the buildings will give you the impression that once you enter the citadel, you have stepped back 500 years. On our way to Sighisoara we will visit a lot of saxon villages and fortified chrches.