Biertan: A fairytale village with a fortified church and a lovers' prison

Biertan, located in the heart of Transylvania, will win you over with its unique charm. Old houses built in Transylvanian Baroque style, with thick walls, stone foundations and pastel-coloured facades, create a picturesque fairytale setting.

An architectural gem:

  • The fortified church of Biertan, built between 1493 and 1522, is a UNESCO monument and one of the best preserved fortifications in Transylvania.
  • Admire its late Gothic architecture with Baroque and Renaissance influences, as well as the richly decorated interior with frescoes, sculptures and stained glass.
  • Climb the church tower to enjoy a superb view of the village and its surroundings.

Legends and mysteries:

  • Biertan will fascinate you with its legends of hidden treasures and tales of a secret dungeon.
  • Visit the 'Lovers' Prison', a cell built in one of the towers of the fortification, where quarrelling couples were locked up to make up.

An authentic experience:

  • Stroll through the cobbled streets of the village and admire the traditional architecture of the houses.
  • Discover small artisan shops where you can find unique souvenirs and local products.
  • Taste delicious traditional dishes at one of the terraces or restaurants in the village.

Good to know:

  • Access:
    • By car: from Sibiu on DN14 towards Mediaș, then on DJ142A to Biertan (about 40 km)
    • By bus: from Sibiu or Mediaș to Biertan
  • Accommodation:
    • B&B&B in the village
  • Nearby attractions:
    • Sighisoara Castle
    • Astra Museum in Sibiu
    • Bârsana Monastery

Biertan invites you to discover a magical world where history blends harmoniously with tradition and natural beauty. Visit this fairytale village and live an unforgettable experience!

Further information:

  • Medieval Festival: Biertan hosts an annual medieval festival with music, dancing and demonstrations of traditional crafts.
  • Ethnographic Museum: Visit the museum to discover folk art, traditional costumes and other artefacts illustrating rural life in Transylvania.
  • Nature walks: Surrounded by hills and forests, Biertan offers many opportunities for hiking and relaxing nature walks.

Biertan is an ideal destination for those looking for a relaxing getaway, a foray into history and an authentic cultural experience.