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Viscri

Bunestih, Brasov, Romania
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Ranked #5 of 30 attractions in Brasov
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Geneva, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

This place is ok but is starting to face the tourism dilemma: on one hand, it's its authenticity and obviously the fact that Prince Charles owns property here that put it on the tourist map. On the other, as more and more tourists are arriving, you see overpriced "pensiunes" opening up: the house at viscri 125, for example, is extremely... More

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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156 reviews 156 reviews
71 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We toured Brasov and we went with a group on a tour to this location. I was more looking forward to go to Bran castle and this was just one of the stops along the way. But it turned out this place was the place of far more interest and fun. The old village is well out of town and... More

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Marmaris, Turkey
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76 reviews 76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This village is famed for Prince Charles involvement. He owns one of the simple village houses where,when we visited, housed a number of British apprentices working on conservation of the Saxon church. He is encouraging locals to learn and retain their traditional craft skills.

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Bucharest, Romania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

To reach this old village, you need to drive on a very poor condition 10km road. Maybe this isolation gives a special charm: poor people, old houses, dirt roads, attracting tourists like a magnet. Trying to reach the fortified church, i was surprised that the first people i have met was some english students, come here through a Prince Charles... More

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Diamond Springs, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
20 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Viscri was fabulous. I recommend staying at least 2 nights and more if you can spare it. There are several excellent B&Bs and a couple Saxon houses have been turned into restaurants serving delicious meals. By day you can hike or bike the countryside and visit with craftsmen like the blacksmith or tile maker. It is a step back in... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Our private tour guide took my partner and I to visit here first thing in the morning. He had to go get the keys so we had the whole attraction to ourselves - which you would not get in the UK! It was so peaceful and tranquil an our tour guide explained all the history of the fortified church to... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Weiss Kirch Amazing places of the historry of German Saxons on this land The place is well preserved and need to be seen by the people

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romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Viscri it's like a trip back in time. Old Saxon Village full of charm ! The fortified Church and Peasant Fortress - UNESCO World Heritage.

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Senior Contributor
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

oldest church that still where sunday service is held well preserved, towers still standing and some of them available for climbing via stairs , some of them wooded. Very nice view from the top of the towers over the surroundings full of sheeps and shepperds

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Viscri was a delightful surprise. Only accessible by car, on what was not much more than a dirt track, the village is like a time warp. Many features of the beautiful fortified church are wooden, including ladders to climb up the tower (have no idea how the walkways have remained intact over the years). There is a silence and a... More

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