I had the opportunity for a trip to medieval fortified churches in the county of Sibiu in Transilvania, those are built by Germans around the XIII century and preserved in various states, from ruins to fully functional. The first to visit was Cisnădie, which is well preserved and functional, being located in the middle of the city with the same name:
Then Cârța, a spectacular ruin in a small village, probably the first Gothic building from this region:
Dealu Frumos was hard to photograph being under restoration works and covered with scaffolds:
Hosman is a larger complex and next to it has a large cemetery:
Slimnic is very large and also very damaged by time and hostile forces:
Apparently small on the outside, Valea Viilor has plenty of things inside waiting to be discovered:
The last visited, and probably the most complex, was Biertan:
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