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The church was built between 1493 and 1525. The presence of the fortified citadel meant that this fortified church was built later than most in the area. Inside the church is an Austrian Baroque style altar from 1735. The organ is one of the ten...more
It is a big church in the city of the village. There is a german and romanian speaking saxon pastor who tells a lot about the history of the church, it is really interesting.
As Hungarian it is was a surprise that Stephan the first...More
Stopped here by accident as driving past between Viscri and Brasov and I'm so glad I visited.
The church itself is relatively plain yet still beautiful, however at the back are steps up to the roof where you can walk into the rafters and literally...More
Driving from Brasov to Sighisoara you will pass thru Saschiz. At first it might not look like a good place to stop, a line of houses along a very trafficated road. But if you do stop outside the curch and its amazing belltower, you will...More
At first sight the church, while large does not have the aesthetic appeal of some of the others but it's an excellent visit. The church itself in very nice but the best bit is the fact that if you have enough nerve you can climb...More
This is a must see especially if you don't have enough time to visit other fortified churches (almost all of them to be found in more or less remote villages) as it is conveniently situated on the highway which links Brasov to Sighisoara.
We were incredibly lucky to be there for Haferland Fest - a festival organized by the villages in the region. Organ concertos, traditional cooking, folk dances and music. It was magic. We will definitely go back and plan to stay there for other of the...More
Whilst driving from Brasov to Sighisoara on the E60 road, I first caught sight of the imposing
St Stephan's Evangelical Fortified Church at Saschiz with its gleaming towers shimmering in the distance.
As I drove nearer, I realised that this architectural delight was proudly standing...More