Biertan Fortified Church, Romania

In between the larger cities of Transylvania lies a little town with a seriously big church. From Sighisoara, you will travel about 25-30 minutes by car. Walk along the cobblestone path, climb the stairs past the museum and book/souvenir shop, and up you go.

Originally Roman Catholic, this fortified church was constructed in the early 1500s and became Lutheran after the Reformation. Biertan is a Unesco World Heritage Site currently holding over 1,500 residents.

Here‘s an official link with video and photos, if you like.

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Inside the church

 

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Medieval Box Seats in the Church

 

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Headstones

 

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An incredible locking mechanism

 

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Dreamy walkways

 

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Biertan Bell Tower

 

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Peeking through a crack in the wall

 

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Another peek

 

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My friend taking in the view

 

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Biertan village and the Gate Tower (right)

 

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Biertan Clock Tower

 

 

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Village of Biertan

 

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Village of Biertan beyond the walls

 

Bonus video:

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