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All reviews surrounding countryside the main road buy tickets interesting artwork nice village ticket office defensive walls rich history town square private tour couple of hours worth the detour really enjoyed our visit unesco heritage book shop unesco list covered walkway
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Reviewed 3 days ago

the is a UNESCO listed church and one of the best preserved fortifications in Transylvania. Encircled by 3 tiers of defensive walls and connected by towers and gates. Definitely worth visiting

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Alison H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is no coincidence that the fortified fortress of Biertan is one of the most famous in Transylvania. The town was among the first German settlements in Transylvania. Besides the impressive altar and the imposing organ, a legend is attached to the fortress according to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Alexandra I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another really interesting fortified church in a lovely village. The covered walkway up to the church is to be admired and the interior of the church is more grand than the church at the top of the hill in Sighişoara. 10 RON to enter. Very...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 401lind
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The centrepiece of Biertan and surrounding area, this Saxon church dominates the skyline. It's RON 10 to get in (about GBP 2.00) and staff are on hand to explain the rich history of this site. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank duncanamps
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard of the fortified churches when scouring the UNESCO list. We hired a taxi for the morning from Sighisoara and made Biertan our first stop. We arrived at 1000, just as the first visitors were going in. Tickets were RON10 per person. Thle...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank EC13091
Reviewed August 22, 2019 via mobile

A really nice fortified church built in the 15th century, situated in a very nice village. The visit takes about 45 minutes. The architecture and the stories exposed there are very interesting. Worth the visit. 

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lily-AR13
Reviewed July 22, 2019

It is very disappointing when you organise for your friends to visit this one of the most remarkable fortified saxon churches in Transylvania, find the doors closed because of Pentecost mass, decide to wait and have lunch in the meantime only to find that it...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Nelson49_11
Reviewed July 16, 2019 via mobile

Really impressive...old, old, old! Building began around 1490...has a beautiful old organ in place. All the benches are jammed together in the center...sign says renovation and asks for contributions to help them...not sure what is being done. I found no information in English. Be sure...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank HapyGuy7
Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

This Saxon historic fortified church is one of two highlights of its kind in Saxon Transylvania area between the triangle of Brasov, Sibiu, and Sighisoara, all being the historic Saxon towns in Romania. We like the church’s location, seen as a stupendous landmark when arrive...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Suwatss
Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

We went with a guide from Sighisoara for 250 lei for about 2-1/2 hours. This fortified church built in the late 15th century was originally Roman Catholic but changed to Lutheran during the reformation. One can get to it via the covered steps or a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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kcmedic4203
October 17, 2017|
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Response from Mihai M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, called the local priest, Ulf Ziegler and I found out that the bell is not ringing for the time being, due to restoration process. It will take some time to be back in use (probably next year). I'll keep you posted. Mihai
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March 28, 2016|
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Response from Liviu Constanti... M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I recommend taxi. From Sighisoara to Biertan are around 30 km. The cost should be around 20$. Have a nice trip, Liviu
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