Medieval Town of Sighisoara - Tour Bus Transilvania

Medieval Town of Sighisoara - Tour Bus Transilvania

Medieval Town of Sighisoara - Tour Bus Transilvania

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Tour  : Medieval town of Sighisoara

BrasovViscriSaschizSighisoaraBiertanBrasov  

  • departure from Brasov at 9 am
  • visit Viscri and Saschiz Fortified Churches
  • visit Medieval Sighisoara city(1191)-were for 15 years, in summer there is organized the a three day Medieval Art Festival,visit The Clock Tower, The Weapons Museum, The Torture Room, ,Church from the Hill, the "House with Stag"
  • traditional romanian lunch in Dracula House restaurant, the house where Vlad the Impaler was born
  • visit Biertan Fortified Churches
  • return to Brasov around 7 pm

Departure from Brasov is at 9 am, form Council Square (Piata Sfatului)or your Hotel or Pension.
On the way we go through Rotbav, Maierus, Padurea Bogatii (The Rich Forest) , Rupea were you can do pictures of Rupea Fortress.

We arrive at Viscri village to visit the enchanting Viscri Evangelist Fortified Church ,this is one of a series of UNESCO-listed historic churches in Romania, located on top of a hill , the church is ringed by 3 rows of walls and has 4 defens towers, one of which is particularly big, build in 1494. Today in Viscri, there are only 26 Saxons left, as most of them left for Germany, following the fall of the communist regime. Many of the Saxon deserted houses were in danger of collapse, though a number of them have been rescued thanks to Prince Charles.

After that  we go to Saschiz, were we visit the fortified churche. On the premises of a Romanesque church, a great fortified church was erected in 1493. A couple of preserved documents certify subsidies given by the Province of Sibiu from 1494 to 1525 for the construction of the church. The township was even given Papal indulgence from 1503 to 1507 and was furthermore exempted from supporting the military troupes with accommodation and supplies as the official Johan Polder had established. It draws attention by the expressive beauty of its proportions, and by a rigorous adaptation of a typical fortification's elements to the requirements of a church. The fortified level is placed over the nave and choir, making the edifice look like a huge bastion. The bulwark of the wall-walk is pushed forward by the bracket over the massive arches placed on top of the stone and brick buttresses.

From here we travel to Sighisoara,visit Sigisoara Fortress, built by the Saxon colonists living in Transylvania who had to watch over the frontiers of the Hungarian kingdom in the 12th and 13th centuries A.C., the fortress gathered inside its walls Saxon, Romanian and Hungarian craftsmen. That’s the reason why the citadel was named in all the three languages: SCHAESSBURG, SIGHISOARA, and SEGESVAR. More than that, the craftsmen were organized in guilds, each of them administrating a defense tower. The defense walls are 960 meters long, and of the 17 towers there are only nine left, except for the clock tower. For 15 years, on summer there is organized the three days Medieval Art Festival.We visit The Clock Tower , landmark of Sighisoara, the Clock Tower is the most impressive and picturesque if it's towers. Its role was to be the main gate into the citadel and to house the town's council. It was built in the second half of the 14th century and expanded to 64m height in the 16th century. After a big fire in 1676 (when the town's gunpowder deposits exploded) the roof of the tower was restored to the present Baroque shape, and in 1894 the colorful tiles were added. The four small corner turrets (also seen in other Transylvanian towns) symbolize the fact that the town had judicial autonomy, and the "right of sword" (ius gladii) which was the right to convict criminals to death. The clock was installed in the 17th century. The tower houses the town's History Museum. Make your way to the wooden balcony at the top of the tower where you can look out over the town with its terra-cotta roofs and painted houses and the surrounding countryside. On the way to the balcony one can also see the clock mechanism. Also the The House With Stag, The Church on the Hill (Bergkirche), the house of Vlad Tepes ,born here in 1431,but today is a restaurant were we will have lunch.

We continue to Biertan, to visit the fortified church of the village. The Evangelical Church of Biertan was built between 1490 and 1524 replacing a former smaller one. This church is one of the biggest Saxon peasant churches in Transylvania. It was built in the Gothic style and was included on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1993. This church boasts the biggest Transylvanian painted multi-paneled wooden altar screen, which resembles the pages of a book . The altar was built by Viennese artisans and by artisans from Nurenberg between 1483 and 1513. The icons feature numerous scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary and from Jesus’ childhood. In the center, where one can now see a crucifix, there was originally an icon representing the Virgin Mary, indicating the fact that the church was initially a Catholic one. The lecterns were built out of lime wood between 1514 and 1523 and they were particularly valuable due to their exquisite inlays. The font dates back to the 16th century. It is firmly secured to the ground and is decorated with lilies. One can also observe the pulpit, carved from one single Ulrich stone that came from Brasov, dating back to 1523. In the back of the church is the organ. It is the 5th organ built by Karl Hesse from Vienna . It has 1,290 tubes, 25 registers and a pedal. It works even today, though it is used increasingly rarely. Most of the Saxons living in Biertan left for Germany, as happened in all other Saxon villages.
Then return to Brasov around 7 pm.

Shared tour from Brasov :

   1 person

 140 €/pers

   2 persons

   75 €/pers

   3-4 persons

   70 €/pers

   5-7 persons

   65 €pers

  Included: transport with luxury van mercedes Vklass  full options or similar car ,  english or german guide , permanent assistance ,maps .


  Not included: lunch, entrance tickets, other services not specified on the intinerary, photo and video fees, banking   or  e-payment fees.

  We can organize trips for bigger groups and prices are negociable.

  For private tour please contact us .

   

   

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