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Franz Bauer | profile | all galleries >> Travel >> Romania >> Churches & Monasteries in Romania >> Fortified Churches in Romania tree view | thumbnails | slideshow | map

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Fortified Churches in Romania

Kirchenburgen in Rumänien



The Saxon villages of Transylvania appeared in the 13th century when the Kings of Hungary settled German colonists in the area. They had a special status among nations in the province and their civilisation managed to survive and thrive, forming a very strong community of farmers, artisans and merchants. Being situated in a region constantly under the threat of the Ottoman and Tatar invasions, they built fortifications of different sizes. The most important towns were fully fortified, and the smaller communities created fortifications centered around the church, where they added defensive towers and storehouses to keep their most valuable goods and to help them withstand long sieges.Text from Wikipedia Lexikon.

Images are taken in Fagaras,Harman,Prejmer,Biertan,Gheorgheni,Mosna,Cristian,Medias...

Cristian
Cristian
fortified church in Medias
fortified church in Medias
fortified church in Biertan
fortified church in Biertan
Gheorgheni
Gheorgheni
Romania;fortified church in Harman
Romania;fortified church in Harman
Harman
Harman
Harman
Harman
Romania;fortified church in Harman
Romania;fortified church in Harman
Harman
Harman
Harman
Harman
fortified church in Harman
fortified church in Harman
Harman
Harman
fortified church in Mosna
fortified church in Mosna
Mosna
Mosna
histor.church in Biertan
histor.church in Biertan
village Biertan
village Biertan
entrance of fortified church in Biertan
entrance of fortified church in Biertan
stairs up to church in Biertan
stairs up to church in Biertan
Biertan
Biertan
Biertan
Biertan
fortified church in Prejmer
fortified church in Prejmer
fortified church in Prejmer
fortified church in Prejmer
fortified church in Prejmer
fortified church in Prejmer
Prejmer
Prejmer
Museum in Prejmer
Museum in Prejmer
Prejmer
Prejmer
Prejmer
Prejmer
Prejmer
Prejmer
Castle Făgăraş
Castle Făgăraş
Castle Făgăraş
Castle Făgăraş