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Slimnic Fortress: A journey through time in Transylvania

Slimnic Fortress, perched on an extinct volcanic hill, invites you to discover a fascinating medieval world, where history blends harmoniously with the beauty of nature. This Saxon fortress, built in the 14th century, will captivate you with its unique architecture and mysterious atmosphere.

An imposing fortress:

  • Imagine a medieval fortress with thick stone walls, imposing defensive towers and a massive wooden gate.
  • Explore the underground galleries of the fortress and discover the secrets hidden in its depths.
  • Climb the observation tower and admire the spectacular panorama of Slimnic village and the Apuseni Mountains.
  • Discover the ancient cistern of the fortress, a vital source of water during sieges.

A foray into history:

  • Learn about the important role that the Slimnic Fortress played in defending Transylvania against Turkish and Tatar invasions.
  • Visit the museum inside the fortress and discover fascinating exhibits about its rich history.
  • Participate in cultural events organised in the fortress, such as medieval music concerts, art exhibitions and historical festivals.

Good to know:

  • Access:
    • By car: from Sibiu on DN7 to Sebeș, then on DJ106A to Slimnic (about 60 km)
    • By bus: from Sibiu or Alba Iulia to Sebeș, then by local bus to Slimnic
  • Opening hours:
    • Daily from 10:00 to 18:00
  • Prices:
    • Adults: 15 lei
    • Children (7-14 years): 5 lei
    • Free for children under 7 years
  • Additional information:
    • Guided tours are organized in Romanian and English.
    • There is a souvenir shop where you can buy handicrafts and objects related to the history of the fortress.
    • In the area you can find pensions and guest houses for accommodation.

Slimnic Fortress is waiting for you to discover a magical world where you can enjoy an unforgettable experience!

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Further information:

  • The Slimnic Fortress was built by Saxon settlers from Transylvania in the 14th century.
  • The fortress was recently restored and included in the Transylvanian tourist circuit.
  • Slimnic Fortress is an ideal place for hiking, picnicking and relaxing in nature.

We are waiting for you at the Slimnic Fortress!