The Fortified Church at Biertan

“I went to Sighisoara and all I got was this lousy t-shirt” . That’s what the post about my Sighisoara trip would have been titled  had I not visited Biertan.  Fortunately, due to lack of sites to show off, the Tourist Information Office also has a map of adjacent fortified churches.

Reaching Biertan is easy:  on the road between Sighisoara and Medias, in the village Saros there is sign pointing you to Biertan. Once in Biertan, the fortified church is impossible to miss. What I found very interesting was the computer game – like scenery and light :

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Biertan Church
Biertan Church - Inside
Biertan Church - Inside

The atmosphere was quiet, relaxed and peaceful. As opposed to Sighisoara (!!) I was aloowed to take photos and show everyone else this beautiful place…

Besides the Church, inside the fortifications there are 2 towers. The first one houses a small ‘museum’ illustrating country life ‘back in the days’  :

Tower one - Museum
Tower one - Museum
Tower one - Museum - Inside
Tower one - Museum - Inside
Tower one - Museum - Inside
Tower one - Museum - Inside

and the other one housing a crypt but nice to visit nonetheless:

Tower two - Crypt
Tower two - Crypt
Tower two - Crypt - Inside
Tower two - Crypt - Inside

I tried to visit another fortified church the same day:  Malancrav.  It was also advertised as ‘great’, so I drove a on a much more complicated track to get to Malancrav, but the church was closed and the key was somewhere in the village, quite far. As it was getting late I left for Bucharest…

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