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TRANSYLVANIA AND THE SAXON FORTIFIED CHURCHES

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Itinerary

Day 1: Germany - Sibiu 

 
Flight to Sibiu, one of the oldest cities in Transylvania. Reception by the local tour guide and transfer to the hotel for 4 nights. Typical Romanian dinner in the Crama Ileana restaurant.
 
Day 2: Sibiu - Sighisoara - Biertan - Boian – Sibiu
 
Drive to visit the largest German fortified church in Transylvania, Biertan, which was the seat of the Protestant bishops until the end of the 19th century. Overland trip to Sighisoara, known for the best preserved medieval buildings in this part of Europe. Visit of the birth house of Vlad Tepes (known as Count Dracula) and the late Gothic Church on the Hill. Drive to Bazna and change to horse-drawn carriages waiting for you to continue to the Saxon fortified church Boian. Return to Sibiu.
 
 Day 3: Sibiu 
Sightseeing in Sibiu, one of the oldest cities in Transylvania. Visit of the Great and Small Ring, the Bridge of Lies and the three-aisled Protestant parish church from the 14th / 15th centuries, an impressive monument of Gothic style. The Church Tower is a symbol of the city. Opportunity to meet representatives from the Evang. Parish AB Sibiu. Return to the hotel. 
 
Day 4: Sibiu - Alba Iulia – Calnic - Sibiel - Sibiu 
 
Excursion to Alba-Iulia. Visit to the fortress which was built between 1714 and 1738 by order of Prince Eugene of Savoy. However, the history of the settlement goes back to the Neolithic Age. Visit the Roman Catholic Cathedral, which was also the coronation church of the Hungarian kings. Drive to Calnic, located in the Transylvanian Unterwald. Visit to the Siegfried von Kelling (tower) from the 15th century, which was later expanded into a castle. In Sibiel visit to the glass icon museum followed by dinner at the mountain farmers. Return to the hotel.
 
Day 5: Sibiu - Sambata - Fagaras - Bran – Predeal
 
Drive to Sambata and visit the Lipizzaner stud from 1874, where the “Kaiserschimmel”, the oldest cultivated horse breed in Europe, is bred. Continuation to Bran (Bran Castle) with a stop in Fagaras to visit the outside of the old fortress. In Bran visit to the medieval Bran Castle, the so-called Dracula Castle, which was built in the 14th century and served the inhabitants of nearby Brasov as a fortress to protect them from the Ottomans. Drive to the climatic health resort Predeal, located on the Wallachian-Transylvanian border and at 1,040 m the highest town in Romania. Hotel accommodation for 2 nights.
 
Day 6: Predeal - Harman – Brasov - Rasnov – Predeal
 
On the journey towards Brasov, first stop at the fortified church Harman, built around 1280, with a triple, almost circular wall ring. Continue to Brasov, one of the largest industrial centers in the Carpathian Mountains and the capital of the Barsei country. The largest and most important city in Transylvania is known for its beautiful town houses. Tour through the old town, surrounded by a medieval city wall, including the town hall and the black church with its Buchholz organ. Detour to Rasnov with the farmer's castle, which was built on a limestone cliff above the town in the 14th century. Return to Predeal.
 
Day 7: Predeal - Sinaia - Bucharest
 
Drive to Sinaia, the pearl of the Carpathian Mountains. Visit to Peles Castle, the summer residence of the Hohenzollern dynasty in Romania. Continue to Bucharest, the capital of Romania. Short city tour with a visit to the Patriarchal Church and the Revolution Square. Photo stop in front of the imposing Parliament Building. Hotel accommodation for 1 night. Festive dinner with folklore program in the Pescarus restaurant. 
 
Day 8: Bucharest - Germany 
 
Transfer to Bucharest airport, farewell and return flight.
 
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