Visits
  • medieval fortified churches in Cristian (Grossau), Cisnadioara (Michelsberg) and Cisnadie (Heltau)
  • Museum of Painted Glass Icons in Sibiel
  • ethnographic museum of Rasinari
  • old Orthodox church in Sibiel
  • cheese tasting in Poplaca

We’ll start by visiting the fortified Lutheran Church in Cristian (Grossau), a German-Saxon settlement dating since 1223. To the german speaking group added later in 1734 a population of Landlers who were banished for being Lutherans in a Catholic Austrian Empire that was trying to win back it’s influence. In Places like Sibiel, Poplaca and Rasinari we’ll see the old Orthodox Churches, a religion that although nowadays represents the majority, had it’s struggle during the medieval times and even later during the Habsburg domination. We’re going to see former Greek Catholic Churches in Sibiel and Rasinari, a symbol of sacrifice for the Romanians in Transylvania who had to give up on Orthodoxism as a sole solution for keeping the national identity.

The visits in this tour also includes the Museum of Painted Glass Icons in Sibiel, the ethnographic museum of Rasinari and we’re going to stop for a cheese tasting picnic, to try different types of cheese typical for a region where one of the main occupation was shepherding and cheese making.

On our way back to Sibiu we’re going to make a short hike to reach the top of the hill in Cisnadioara. There we’ll visit one of the few Romanesque basilicas in Transylvania kept unmodified and we’re going to find out about the legends of the huge round rocks brought up there.

Our final stop will be the town of Cisnadie. There we will visit the precinct of the medieval fortification and the church itself.

Difficulty level

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Extended tour

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Reservations

This tour is recommended to be booked at least one day in advance.

Prices
Basic Tour: €60  per person for 2 persons, €40 per person for 3  to 6 people
*Price includes: guide, car transfer, picnic. Entry fees are not included.