> The fortified church of Biertan.
> The organ concerts.
> The old houses surrounding the church.
The Saxon area of southern Transylvania, 15km from the city of Medias.
It is probably the most important, most impressive and most visited of the Saxon villages with fortified church from Transylvania, having been listed as a World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. It was the seat of the Lutheran Evangelical Bishop in Transylvania for 3 centuries, starting 1572, representing the entire German community of the region.
The first documentary testimony about the village is from 1283. It might be the single most visited village in Transylvania, being the historically important place of the annual reunion of the Transylvanian Saxons, many of whom now live in Germany.
Romanians now make up 68% of the population, Roma 22%, Germans 5% and Hungarians 4%. The commune of Biertan is officially bilingual, with both Romanian and German languages being recognised officially and used in public signage, education, justice and access to public administration.
Places to visit in Biertan, Romania
The fortified church of Biertan
Copsa Mare fortified church
In a different part of Biertan, there's other impressive fortified church, located in Copsa Mare.
If you plan to go out in the evenings, you won't find much within the village itself. Pay a visit to the nearby Medias, pop.55,000, a city better much better equipped with restaurants, terraces and other entertaining facilities.