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Prejmer (German: Torteln), village in Transylvania / POP.8,300



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Prejmer, Transylvania, Romania

> The Prejmer fortified church.

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The Saxon area of Burzenland (Tara Barsei), southern Transylvania, very close to Brasov.

About Prejmer, Transylvania

One of the best preserved fortified church in Eastern Europe built seven centuries ago by the Teutonic Knights.
The Teutonic Knights constructed the fortress in 13th century, as part of their colonization of the region. The town of Prejmer was the eastern-most settlement of the Transylvanian Saxons. Prejmer was repeatedly invaded throughout the Middle Ages by Mongols, Tatars, Turks and other. Most of Prejmer's German population fled the town during World War II.

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Places to visit in Prejmer, Romania

Prejmer Fortified church
...one of the best preserved of its kind in Eastern Europe. The church is modeled after churches of Jerusalem, as well as built in the style of Late Gothic churches from the Rhineland. It was surrounded by a wall 12m high, forming a quadrilateral with rounded corners. It was provided with an "Organ of Death", a military innovation meant to create huge damages to the beseiger's army.
Going out
Prejmer is too close to Brasov not to take advantage of the big city's rich array of pubs, clubs, theatres and concert venues.

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