Transylvania is the centre of Romania and her cultural core. The region is a blend of Hungarian, Saxon and Romanian influences. The permutation of travel possibilities in Transylvania is vast, and we recommend that you contact us to discuss your specific needs.
To understand the ethnic mix of the region today it is necessary to understand the history of past conquerors. The fortified churches are a testimony to the Saxon colonization in the Middle Ages. Saxon merchants arrived in the 12th century to help fortify and defend the eastern borders of the region, which at that time were controlled by the Hungarian Kingdom.
The Saxons founded several settlements, among which are the present day cities of Sighisoara, Brasov, Sibiu and Cluj-Napoca, which all boast perfectly preserved Saxon architecture.
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