V is for Viscri

For V, I have chosen Viscri, a village in rural Transylvania, reached by a very potholed unmade road when we visited. It has a wonderful solid old Saxon fortified church, the DeutschWeisskirche.

First up, a slideshow of the village:

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….and now for the church, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site (more here). Built in the 12th Century, it was fortified in the early 15th Century, as protection against the invading Mongols . It is quite an impressive sight:

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25 comments

  1. What a wonderful church, Sue.

    janet

  2. Your slideshows of Viscri are fascinating, Sue. I’d love to see more of the village, I was sort of disappointed only to see three images. 😉
    Rainy greetings from Cley. x

  3. Did my comment wander off to your spam, Sue?

  4. Love the wonderful tiled roofs of the church.

  5. What a very fascinating place. Great photos.

  6. Viewed from the outside, the church looks more like a fortress. Great photos, Sue!

  7. That’s an impressive fortified church, and a very pretty village too. Without the car shown in the photo, (and the power lines) it could be from a very long time ago.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  8. Beautiful village and church. Had never heard of the place before.

  9. What a distinctive and attractive style of housing, Sue. 🙂 🙂 (and the answer to your question- not yet certain- it depends on connections as I have to get myself from there to the family).

  10. What a beautiful church! And a charming town. 🙂

  11. I want to go there! Were you self-driving? And do you speak Romanian???

  12. Your photographs are great and make us want to be able to walk us down
    This place seems pure, unaltered by the modern life in which we live in our own so-called “civilized” countries.
    Thank you for these nice views.

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