When we refer to Saxon villages, we also define a part of Transylvania, some of which are as if taken from fairy tales, the Saxons leaving us an unparalleled heritage, and their influences and history have been well preserved for us and future generations to enjoy of them.
Traditions preserved from ancestors, old houses with an impressive architecture, churches and fortified dwellings preserved for so many years, a traditional gastronomy, warm people and a welcoming atmosphere, you will have part of all this in your next adventure through the most beautiful villages of Transylvania. And to be sure that you will have an unforgettable experience, we have prepared a list of the most beautiful villages in Transylvania below.
Râmetea village is the seat of the commune with the same name in Alba county. It is considered one of the most beautiful places in Romania and one of the most important places to visit in Transylvania. Râmetea is a beautiful place with interesting architecture and picturesque landscapes. Trascău Citadel is a popular tourist destination and is an important part of the area.
Sachiz is a beautiful village in Romania, and people from all over the world visit it. Saschiz is particularly famous for its pottery, which is often brightly colored and carefully crafted. Sachiz is a village where medieval influences are felt. Once here, you must visit the medieval fortress and the Evangelical Church, being the main attractions of the area. It is located 20 km from the city of Sighisoara surrounded by nature and a medieval atmosphere. And once you've arrived in this area, you must also visit the beautiful Sighisoara, believe me, you won't regret it.
It is located in Sibiu county, and it is certainly one of the most beautiful towns in Transylvania. The town has retained its old-fashioned charm with houses built in the Transylvanian Baroque style, with thick walls, stone foundations, pastel-colored facades and decorations with vine motifs. The architectural ensemble with the beautiful fortified citadel determined the city's inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage list. During the tourist season, artisans and beekeepers from the area sell their creations and products in the village market, in front of the entrance to the fortress. It is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Transylvania.
The village of Rupea is one of the most beautiful in Transylvania, conquering through local history and culture. Another reason why you must visit the place is the Rupea Fortress, being one of the oldest fortifications in Romania, documented in 1324. The Rupea Fortress is a very old and impressive fortress built in Romania. It is famous for its views in all directions, as well as its imposing walls and towers. It is a popular tourist destination and a great place to visit if you are in the area. After exploring the citadel, be sure to also explore the village trails and talk to the locals about their history and culture.
Viscri is a village in Transylvania, Romania. It is located in Bunești commune and has a history dating back to the 12th century. The Szeklers, a Hungarian-speaking ethnic group, were brought to Viscri to guard the eastern border of the Kingdom of Hungary. They built a limestone church, which is why the name of the town is in Hungarian and German. Today, Viscri is a popular tourist destination due to its beautiful architecture and stunning scenery. It became even more famous after the visit of Prince Charles, who later bought a house here.
The villages of Măgura and Peştera
If you want to escape from the urban noise in a quiet place, surrounded by nature and wonderful landscapes, the two villages are perfect for you. They will surely impress you, being corners of paradise of unreal beauty. The two are at a distance of only 6 km from each other and the distance to Brașov is 42 km.
Due to the many guilds that were active in Agnita in the past, the village gained a reputation as a center for craft traditions. However, with the advent of factories, this tradition largely disappeared. The Peasants' Citadel, a Gothic-style church with Renaissance and Baroque elements, still preserves the old fortifications and towers. If you want to learn more about the landscape here, you can go to the "Valea Hartibaciului" History Museum. This museum has a wealth of information about the people and cultures that have lived here for centuries. There are also a lot of interesting objects from different fields of study, such as ethnography, archaeology, history and decorative art. There is even a museum dedicated to the "Fuga Lola" custom and the folk costumes worn by the people here.
Near Biertan, we find the village of Richiș. This village is called the "foreigner's village" because it is home to people from different countries who have bought and renovated old houses here. There is a street in the village where people from all over the world live. It is called "international street". It's a great place to escape the city and experience country life. It is a place where the villagers are patient and tolerant with you because it takes a long time to get used to the way they live.
The village of Criț, also known as Kreuz, took its name from the old name of the cross. The cross was visible from a distance, and the people of the village believed that it was a place where God was always present. Criț is a diverse village, close to nature and far from the crowded streets of the outside world. If you are interested in bicycle routes, there are about 80 km of specific routes that offer you a picturesque and authentic view.. In addition, there is the fortified Church that was built in the 1800s, which will fascinate you with its details from the years 1400 and the medieval period.
And for a complete experience in this fairytale land, you must also visit the most beautiful tourist attractions of Transylvania.