Biertan

Biertan is probably the most famous fortified church in Transylvania. It was a surprise for me to count from Cisnădie towards Biertan at least ten fortified churches. One of the most spectacular was that from Pelişor, Sibiu, also acompaigned by a castle. Returnig to Biertan, I was amazed by the size of the curch. There are still around 65 people (germans) that are members in this curch but only about 20 can move. The curch is used for the sermons once a month and the pipe organ is functional.

Avrig

You can see below the evangelical church from Avrig bulit in the 13th century in romanic style. It was burned during the 13th centuries, the tower metal clock given by Samuel von Brukenthal was stoled and then found. The pipe organ in the church was bulit in the 1800’s and it is still functional.

 

This last picture is from the baroque park of the summer Palace of Samuel von Brukenthal. The Palace was built using Schonbrunn as model. It is now left in degradation, except the orangery which functions as a restaurant.