Viscri Fortified Church, Viscri

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The Viscri fortified church is a Lutheran fortified church in Viscri, Brașov County, in the Transylvania region of Romania. It was built by the ethnic German Transylvanian Saxon community at a time when the area belonged to the Kingdom of Hungary. Initially Roman Catholic, it became Lutheran following the Reformation. Together with the surrounding village, the church forms part of the villages with fortified churches in Transylvania UNESCO World Heritage Site.DescriptionBackground and churchThe weißkirch in the village's German name refers to a chapel built by the Székely inhabitants who lived there prior to the Saxons' arrival between 1141 and 1162, during the reign of Géza II. The building was rectangular, with a semicircular altar of greenish-white limestone. Four Romanesque capitals that survive in the choir, including one used as a baptismal font, also originate in this period. Coins and earrings found in graves both inside and outside the chapel were initially thought to date from the reign of Coloman, but a re-evaluation found that the oldest coin came from the late reign of Géza II, suggesting the remains were of Saxons rather than Székely. Before you head to Viscri, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Viscri trip itinerary builder app , to make sure you see all that Viscri has to offer, including Viscri Fortified Church.
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  • Very well preserved fortified church - loved the setting and the town is also very quaint. Absolutely with a visit.  more »
  • this church is from the early 13th century and very well preserved. it is in an old walled compound. it has an amazing history.  more »
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  • I love this place! I had been here 3 times and never got bored! Great customer service! Love the village too, the locals are very kind and friendly!
  • The Viscri fortified church is a Lutheran fortified church in Viscri (Deutschweißkirch), Brașov County, in the Transylvania region of Romania. It was built by the ethnic German Transylvanian Saxon community at a time when the area belonged to the Kingdom of Hungary. Initially Roman Catholic, it became Lutheran following the Reformation. Together with the surrounding village, the church forms part of the villages with fortified churches in Transylvania UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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