Visit Saschiz !

Situated in the region of Sighisoara-Tarnava Mare, in a landscape of cultural and ecological value rarely encountered in Europe today, Saschiz and its surrounding villages are part of a Natura 2000 zone, an EU initiative for nature conservation.

For nature, culture, history and gastronomy enthusiasts, Saschiz offers an alternative destination to spend an enjoyable time in a rural setting, admiring the beauty of the countryside and the architectural monuments. In 1999, some of the houses of Saschiz as well as the fortified Lutheran church were included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites, along with 6 other Saxon fortifications in Romania.

Location :

The village is located 20 km from Sighisoara, on the main E 60 road heading south towards Rupea and Brasov.

Activity suggestions :

- Visit the fortified church of St Stephan (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
- Walk up to the village citadel, class A national monument, located 1.2 km from the village centre. (Difficulty level: easy to medium. Approximate time: 30 minutes to the top).
- Picnic on the citadel hill with local products or dishes on request.
- Visit artisans and local producer
- Meet the bees : visit a local beekeeper to discover and learn about bees and the production of honey. You will be protected by a fully protective bee suit.
- Meet the shepherds : visit and learn about the way of life of the shepherds and their animals, the milking by and, the treatment of the milk and the production of local cheeses. You can taste the cheeses at the end of the visit.
- Go for a horse and cart ride towards Cloasterf to visit the Evangelical church of St Nicholas.
- Walk along a waymarked trail in the forest (difficulty level: medium. Approximate time: 3 hours)
— Walking shoes recommended
— Conditions become more difficult after rainfall (slippery mud)
- Bike hire on request with a professional guide.
- Visit the Tourist Information Centre, where you will have the opportunity to buy local products, presents and souvenirs as well as literature on the area.

Invitation :

Every year on the 15th of August, the festival “Fiii Satului” takes place in Saschiz, an occasion for all the participants to celebrate the local culture, history and gastronomy in an festival atmosphere with artistic programmes, music, dance and fun !

Note :

In Saschiz, the majority of the cultural visits and walks can be made without a guide. However, certain activities need to be accompanied by a guide/translator and should be planned (at least 24 hours in advance).

For reservations and all additional information, contact us by telephone or by email : 004(0) 740 28 68 74 or anca@saschiz.com

— Contact person: Anca Călugăr, tourism agent
— Communication: Romanian, French and English languages
— Guiding: Romanian, French, English

Translation : Laura SUTCLIFFE

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