Viscri Fortified Church

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  • Visiting Brașov County in the Transylvania region of Romania can be quite an exciting undertaking since it is filled with marvellous sights that one can behold. One of them is the Viscri Fortified Church (also known as “Biserica Fortificată din Viscri” or “Kirchenburg von Deutschweißkirch”) and it was built in the 13th century (under the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Hungary) by the ethnic German Transylvanian Saxon community. Forming a part of the “villages with fortified churches in Transylvania” UNESCO World Heritage Site and declared a historic monument by Romania’s Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs, it currently pertains to the Evangelical Church of Augustan Confession in Romania (note that it was originally a Roman Catholic church but it was transferred to the Lutherans after the Reformation). Boasting with an intricate Romanesque style, it even possesses a rustic cemetery close to its bounds that is worth checking out.

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