Biertan fortress is located in the north of the Sibiu County , 80 km north of Sibiu and 29 km east of Medias and it is one of the most important Saxon villages with fortified churches in Transylvania , having been on the list of UNESCO World Heritage since 1993.
The first documentary testimony about the village dates from 1283 in a document about taxes paid by the inhabitants of 7 villages and so it is believed to have been founded sometime between 1224 to 1283 by Transyvanian Saxons.
If you go to Biertan there are some attractions that you shouldn’t miss : it shelters a magnificent gothic altar from the 17 th century and the door to the treasury features an unique piece of metal work with 17 locks.
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