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Fortified Churches from Transylvania

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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.