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Biertan Fortified Church houses a rare example of a medieval "matrimonial prison," in which couples were confined for two weeks before they could end their marriage. The church belongs to the group of Transylvania villages with fortified churches that are listed as a World Heritage Site. The church building, surrounded by three rows of fortifications and nine gate towers, stands high on a hillock, offering views over the village, valleys, vineyards, and forests. Notice the 16th-century frescos on the southern tower, as well as the wooden bell tower on the north. The mausoleum tower houses the tombstones of the Saxon priest who built the church between 1486 and 1524.The interior features a carved stone pulpit and an altarpiece with 28 panels. Look for the intarsia door of the sacristy with a complex lock, exhibited at the 1889 World's Fair in Paris. To visit Biertan Fortified Church on your holiday in Biertan, and find out what else Biertan has to offer, use our Biertan travel itinerary maker.
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Unesco, si parla di un paesino rupestre un po' lontano dal mondo ma di un fascino che mi ha lasciato di stucco. Purtroppo ho trovato chiuso l'ingresso alla fortezza, che include parte del paese e la c... more »UNESCO, it is called a rock village a bit away from the world but a fascination that left me stunned. Unfortunately I found it closed the entrance to the fortress, which includes part of the country and the Church, misery ... ... ... ... ... ... return it will be difficult, I have photos that I share with you. To get there was not facilino, but it was worth it.View original
Well restored fortified church. Very interesting historical monument. Still in use. Ask for a guided tour it absolutely adds to the experience. Great view over the village. more »
Eines der beeindruckensten Kirchenburgen, Die Lage in mitten des Ortes ist einfach sehr schon. Wenn man aus rICHTUNG sIGISHOARA KOMMT; LIEGT ES MAJESTÄTISCH VOR EINEM: more »One of the most impressive fortified churches, the location in the middle of the place is simply very already. If you from the direction of sIGISHOARA comes; IS ONE'S MAJESTIC:View original
Amazing church, a great historic value, beautiful surroundings, it's must see!
The fortified church in Biertan is impressive and definitely worth a visit. I liked the church itself, but also the covered wooden stairs, the stone passage, the panorama towards the village or the surrounding hills. Do not miss the door with 19 locks, inside the church!
Several sets of curtain walls and towers surrounding the church make it a more impressive site to visit than some of the more basic Saxon churches in the surrounding area. But realistically it's not going to take you too long to see it. Especially the display inside the 'matrimonial' building...
Fantastic fortified church in a beautiful village. Dont miss the lock of the sacristy, the towers and the house for couples wanting to divorce.
Great example of a fortified church that is 'castle-like'. Learn about medieval history and the churches role...
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