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In the past, if you asked a Saxon from Saschiz how to find his village, he would reply, so full of enthusiasm that he would forget to give you the directions: “Saschiz, our beautiful village with its old fortified church and even more ancient citadel, has to be seen; you must go immediately!”. Saschiz (joined with Cloasterf and Mihai Viteazu) is surrounded by orchards, flower rich hay meadows and wooded hillsides. On the way from Sighisoara, you will see on your left the ‘hangman’s hill’, but it is the village citadel, situated on the ‘citadel hill’ that dominates the landscape. Opposite it, the ‘giant’s hill’ rises out of the countryside, and between them runs the river of the sow (valea Scroafa) on the banks of which rests Saschiz. The centre of the village houses the local symbol: the fortified Lutherian church, with its bell tower and “Bogdan” (wooden statue). 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. Our visitors can discover the beauty of this area, get to know the inhabitants and taste the local products.

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  • The village Citadel of Saschiz

    Situated on the ‘citadel hill’ and surrounded on three sides by gorges, the village citadel of Saschiz appears to have been erected on the ruins of a roman fortification at a strategically important site, guarding the roman road linking Rupea and Sighisoara.

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  • 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.

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