September 11, 2010

Transylvania and Churches: World Heritage Sites

The Fortified Church of Biertan
The interesting fact about Transylvania beyond the usual agriculture and mining communities is the religious aspect that can be found there.

For example the crowing of the King and Queen of Greater Romania was in Alba Iluia, and there is an ancient medieval church there.

In this case, this is the Saxon fortified church of Biertan.  It is a small community near to the city of Sibiu.  (It is in fact in Sibui County.  Still it is one of the most impressive fortified churches and was the see of the Transylvanian Lutheran Bishop at one point.

It is beautiful, and one of the many UNESCO heritage sites found in Transylvania.

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