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BIERTAN

Discover Biertan, a town with a rich history and picturesque landscapes, located halfway between Mediaș and Sighișoara, on DN14. Follow the signs from the village of Șaroș towards Târnave, or you can reach Biertan from Agnita, on DJ 141 (towards Mediaș), and then on DJ 141B, through Richiș.


Biertan, nestled among wooded hills and orchards, was founded in the 13th century by Saxon settlers drawn by fertile soil and excellent viticultural conditions, transforming the area into the true "Land of Wine."


Documented in 1283, alongside Mediaș and Moșna, Biertan is one of the first German-Saxon settlements in Transylvania, included in the "Two Seats" (Mediaș and Șeica) according to the Andrean Diploma of 1224.


The fortified church of Biertan is one of the most photographed in the area and has managed to preserve its original appearance from the 15th and 16th centuries. The central building of the ensemble is a hall church with three naves, rib-vaulted, built in late Gothic style, with elements of Renaissance architecture. The church-citadel, the last building of its kind erected in Transylvania, is dedicated to Saint Mary and was restored through donations from natives of Biertan scattered throughout Europe, the United States, and Australia.


With 3 enclosures, 6 towers, and 3 bastions, the church is surrounded by an atmosphere charged with history. Inside, you will find the largest polyptych altar in Transylvania, carved in wood by a master from Sighișoara, and numerous other artistic treasures.

The visiting hours for the Evangelical church are as follows:

  • May-September: daily from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

  • April-October: daily from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

  • Winter: by appointment only


For more information about visiting hours and local events, you can contact the tourist information office at Tel: +40 269 244 165 or via email at office@biertan.net.


Biertan is a complete tourist destination, offering a variety of attractions, such as the Divorce or Reconciliation Room, the "Lada de breaslă" Library, the oldest village pharmacy in Transylvania, the Monument of Romanian Heroes from the First World War, and cultural and artistic events such as the Full Moon Horror Film Festival, Transylvania Book Festival, and IconArts Festival.


Additionally, you can enhance your experience in Biertan with walks, carriage rides, or bike rides on the trails around the town, with exceptional landscapes and clean air. The guesthouses in the village can also offer bicycle rental services if you wish to explore the area on two wheels.


In the village, you have several accommodation options. Find our recommendations here.


Discover the charm and cultural richness of Biertan on a memorable journey in the heart of Transylvania!

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