Fortified churches of Transylvania

The fortified churches of Transylvania represent a treasure of history and architecture, waiting undiscovered now that most of the Saxons have left Romania. Professional Team wants to rediscover together with you, a few of the jewels of this treasure. These churches were constructed for the defence of the catholic Christians during the Turkish and Tartar invasions.

The fortifications consist of fortified walls around the perimeter of the churchyard (with one or more concentric rings), defensive towers, and a shooting gallery in the roof of the church, which – along with look-out positions in the church tower – complete a complex defensive strategy. The church became therefore, both literally and figuratively speaking, the last (and only) refuge in the case of the Turkish attacks upon the villages of the Saxons.

Depending on the number of days you have available, we will arrange together a personalised itinerary that will reveal the most valuable gems of Saxon architecture – these impressive fortified churches. In addition we can visit the medieval sections of Brasov, Sighisoara and Sibiu.