March 3, 2010

Why Fortify the Cities?

The images which stand out in my mind about Transylvania are the fortified cities in the area. For some reason I tend to think of them as tourist attractions now-- with good reason, as most of these ancient cities now are... so why did Transylvania have so many?


Maybe because if you wanted to get to Vienna, and the rest of Europe the fastest way there was through Transylvania. So there you have it.



Still the ruins of the ancient fortress near Alba Iluia is the one place I need to really explore.

1 comment:

lorenabr said...

Alba Iulia is such ao ever fab place. I go everytime I'm in Ro.