Visit Cisnadioara – a Saxon Village

Experience the old Saxon style 10 km away from Sibiu

Visit Cisnadioara (germ. Michelsberg)

What to visit in Sibiu??

Well, Sibiu offers a lot of attractions, lots of terraces and squares where to slowly walk and admire, beautiful museums and old churches or you can visit train museum or the largest open air museum in Eastern Europe. But also, if you visit Sibiu, do not miss the surroundings: Romanian traditional villages in “Mărginimea Sibiului” or Saxon villages like Cisnadioara.

A bike tour from Sibiu to Cisnadioara can last from 45 minutes to 6 hours, depending on stops, the route you choose and how many things you want to see on the road.

Our tour took three and a half hours, including pauses and we discovered a new route to Cisnădioara that offers spectacular views over Făgăraș Mountains, over Sibiu and Cisnadie cities and led us through marked routes and forest roads. We also passed near the largest open air museum in Eastern Europe – ASTRA MUSEUM (Village Museum).

About Cisnadioara

Cisnădioara is a Saxon village first mentioned in documents in 1204. In the 12th century Saxon colonists settled here and established the flourishing village that you can now see.

Nowadays fewer Germans live in the village, but Romanians acknowledge the importance of Saxon culture and they try to keep the heritage intact. That’s why you can still see old Saxon houses, Saxon Church and a The oldest Romanesque style church in Romania. It stands atop a 100-meter high hill, surrounded by circular fortifications, with a defensive turret above the entrance. Some of the original walls have been preserved to this day. The layout of the church, composed of a small basilica with three naves, as well as the decoration of the carved western entrance portal, dating from 1260, attest to the strong influence of Rhineland architecture.

This church hosts the first pipe organ built in Romania, which is still functional.

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