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Medieval Tour

Tour route:
Brasov - Rupea - Sighisoara - Biertan - Brasov

Included in Medieval Tour:

- pick-up from any address in Brasov
- transportation
- all entrance fees

Tour duration:
full day

Period:
all year

Brasov tour departure:
9 AM - meeting point or any other address in Brasov

Price:

2 persons 78 euro/person
3-4 persons 58 euro/person
5-7 persons 48 euro/person

Tour photo gallery:


Tour details:

Rupea Fortress

Rupea Fortress, located on the Northwestern side of Brasov county, was built on a basalt rock. The first trace of the citadel is on a document where the writers referred to it as Koholom citadel meaning the rock eminence. It is said that on that particular rock once existed a Roman camp, during the time Dacia was conquered by Romans. Later on, the Saxons and Hungarians who settled on these lands rebuilt the camp. The first attestation dates back from the year 1324 when some refugees found a hidden place in the citadel running from the fury of the Hungarian king Robert Carol's army.

Little by little the inhabitants built three protective towers and two interior courtyards. Inside the fortress there is a well 40m deep where the water is still drinkable. In 1790, a strong storm destroyed the roof and since then it hasn't been repaired.

Sighisoara (Medieval Town)

Founded by Transylvanian Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval towns in Europe. Designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this perfectly intact 16th century gem with nine towers, cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches rivals the historic streets of Old Prague or Vienna for atmospheric magic. It is also the birthplace of Vlad Dracula, also known as Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), ruler of the province of Walachia from 1456 to 1462. It was he who inspired Bram Stoker's fictional creation, Count Dracula.

Sighisoara's main point of attraction is the Clock Tower, also known as the Council Tower, built in the second half of the 14th century and expanded in the 16th century. The four small corner turrets on top of the tower symbolized the judicial autonomy of the Town Council, which could apply, if necessary, the death penalty.

Biertan Fortified Church

The town of Biertan is one of the oldest settlements in Transylvania, as a settlement was first mentioned in a written document in 1283, alongside Mosna and Medias. It became a borough in 1397, whereas the right to hold a weekly fair on Saturday was bestowed upon it in 1418. Due to the privileges the Saxons benefitted from the Hungarian kingdom, they set up in Biertan powerful guilds which would compete with those in the surrounding area, and even with the corporations in Sighisoara. This is shown by the carved or painted heraldry that one can see in the church today.

Between 1468 and the 16th century a small fortified church (die Kirchenburg) was constructed and developed. It has three equally high naves and is the last edifice of this kind to be built in Transylvania. It is built in late gothic style with Renaissance elements and was rather limited in its design by the configuration of the ground it was built on.


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