Hosman: A charming Saxon village with an old mill and a mysterious church

In the valley of the Hârtibaciu river, 25 km from Sibiu, lies the village of Hosman, a jewel of Transylvania that will take you back in time. The old Saxon houses, the well-preserved fortified church and the Old Mill with its bakery and forge will win you over with their authentic charm.

A village with a rich history:

  • Hosman was founded by Saxon settlers in the 12th century and has preserved many elements of their culture and traditions to this day.
  • The fortified church, built in the 14th century, is an important historical monument and offers a superb panoramic view over the village.
  • The Old Mill, dating from the 19th century, has been recently restored and invites you to discover the mysteries of traditional milling and enjoy delicious baked goods baked in a wood-fired oven.

A fairytale landscape:

  • Hosman is surrounded by rolling hills, multi-coloured meadows and dense forests, providing an idyllic natural setting.
  • The Făgăraș Mountains, which can be seen in the distance, complete the picturesque picture of the village.

An authentic experience:

  • Visit Hosman to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
  • Stroll through the village streets and admire the traditional architecture of the Saxon houses.
  • Discover the secrets of the fortified church and climb the tower to admire the village panorama.
  • Visit the Old Mill and taste freshly baked bread in the wood-fired oven.
  • Enjoy a nature walk and explore the picturesque surroundings of the village.

Good to know:

  • How to get there:
    • By car: from Sibiu on DN14 towards Agnita, then on DJ106B
    • By bus: from Sibiu, with buses leaving from Autogara Vest
  • Accommodation:
    • B&B&B in the village
  • Nearby attractions:
    • Astra Museum in Sibiu
    • Făgăraș Castle
    • Bârsana Monastery

The mystery of the church:

  • Look closely at the carving above the west portal of the church.
  • Some say it represents the Baptism of the Lord, others see it as Adam and Eve.
  • Who knows, maybe you'll be the one to unravel the mystery!

Hosman awaits you to discover an oasis of tranquillity, history and authentic traditions.