Viscri Fortified Church, Viscri

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The Viscri fortified church (Romanian: Biserica fortificată din Viscri; German: Kirchenburg von Deutsch-Weisskirch) is a Lutheran fortified church in Viscri (Deutsch-Weisskirch), Brașov County, in the Transylvania region of Romania. It was built by the ethnic German Transylvanian Saxon community at a time when the area belonged to the Kingdom of Hungary. Initially Roman Catholic, it became Lutheran following the Reformation. Together with the surrounding village, the church forms part of the villages with fortified churches in Transylvania UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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  • The Viscri Fortified Church is easy to find if you have a GPS but worth the drive. You have to park down the street from the church but it is just a short walk to the site. The outside is very well... 
    The Viscri Fortified Church is easy to find if you have a GPS but worth the drive. You have to park down the street from the church but it is just a short walk to the site. The outside is very well...  more »
  • The Transylvanian Saxons were a group of settlers of German ancestry who began settling in the eponymously named kingdom of Romania in the mid-12th century. After the Mongol invasion of 1241... 
    The Transylvanian Saxons were a group of settlers of German ancestry who began settling in the eponymously named kingdom of Romania in the mid-12th century. After the Mongol invasion of 1241...  more »
  • A nominal fee to visit the fortified church at the top of the village, it has a few exhibitions, of farming implements etc. I didn't spend long exploring the church, of far more interest was the main....  more
    A nominal fee to visit the fortified church at the top of the village, it has a few exhibitions, of farming implements etc. I didn't spend long exploring the church, of far more interest was the main....  more »
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  • I liked the place and the walk we had in order to get there. We were in June and is was not that warm. Even though the place is a well known landmark in the village, it is still very quiet. We went inside and we were really surprised to see how well maintained everything is. The tickets for adults is 12 lei. They offer discounts for large groups and students.
  • Excellent location for a delicious local lunch! It has a daily menu prepared by the mother and grandmother of the owner (very firendly): you should try the chicken soup, the potatoes stew with delicious local sausages, and the home made lemonade! Also if you are vegan and/or vegetarian... no problem, they will be able to fix a plate for you! A place to go again to! Fully recommend!
  • Beautiful place, calm environment and in my opinion pretty authentic, you can still feel the original vibe. Very easily accessible by car, with a couple restaurants around (bring cash tho). Only downside not a lot is explained about the citadel, it's very difficult to know the history of it.
  • Authentic place, definitely worth visiting! Take a short walk from the village parking through the fields and the village center. Climb the church tower to see the surroundings: they are very picturesque in spring! The village itself is very nice and quiet, there is a small shop and cafe (it was closed during our visit).
  • Very beautiful. Would have been nice with more info. The village was very beautiful (5🌟)

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