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The history of the Transylvanian Saxons started with an invitation. Not a simple invitation to come to Transylvania- the land beyond the forest-, but one from the Hungarian King to help defend populate and develop. To this end, some three hundred families took the call in the twelfth century and journeyed to Transylvania. From this came the city of Hermannstadt. More cities and villages followed. By an order from the King of Hungary, Geza II anyone who accepted this invitation kept the language, culture, and religion which they had come with to Transylvania.