These Transylvanian villages with their fortified churches provide a vivid picture of the cultural landscape of southern Transylvania. The seven villages inscribed, founded by the Transylvanian Saxons, are characterized by a specific land-use system, settlement pattern and organization of the family farmstead that have been preserved since the late Middle Ages. They are dominated by their fortified churches, which illustrate building styles from the 13th to the 16th century.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

7 sites in this World Heritage

  • Village of Biertan
  • Village of Prejmer-Tartlau
  • Village of Viscri
  • Village of Darjiu
  • Village of Saschiz-Keisd
  • Village of Câlnic
  • Village of Valea Viilor

Village of Biertan

Village of Prejmer-Tartlau

Village of Viscri

Village of Darjiu

Village of Saschiz-Keisd

Village of Câlnic

Village of Valea Viilor

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Romania 
Category
Cultural
Name
Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania
Selection Criteria (?)
(iv)
Year of Registered
1993
Year of Revised
1999
Keyword
Church, Fort and Fortress, Registered in 1993, Revised in 1999, Village