Exploring Transylvania: The Commune Of Biertan

The commune of Biertan is renowned due to the old Lutheran fortified church which was built in this Transylvanian commune. Unfortunately when we visited this place, in the winter of 2014, the interior of the church was closed to the public probably because they don’t open between Christmas and New Year so I’ve only managed to capture some exterior shots of the church. This shot was captured from a smaller parked located right next to the fortified church.

The Lutheran fortified church from the Transylvanian commune of Biertan

Bright Sunrise Behind The Lutheran Church

This shot was captured on a cold December morning a couple of days right after Christmas. The fortified Lutheran church is located in the commune of Biertan, Tranylvania. This amazing church was built by the Transylvanian Saxons back in the 16th century.

When we arrived there, we left our car in a parking place right next to the fortified church. Unfortunately that day, the entire church was closed for visitors and we only managed to check out the exterior of the old Lutheran church. If you wish to watch even more photos of the amazing place then feel free to check out the following post: The Fortified Evangelical Church In Biertan.

Today Biertan is one of the most visited villages by foreign tourists in Transylvania due to its beautiful and well maintained fortified church. So if you are in the area don’t forget to check it out.

Biertan fortified church on cold winter morning

Biertan On A Cold December Morning

Biertan, one of my favorite village from Sibiu county

A couple of years ago we traveled to Sighisoara right after Christmas for a couple of days. One day we had decided to visit the old Lutheran church from Biertan which was not far from the medieval city of Sighisoara. After almost an hour of driving from Sighisoara, we finally arrived there. That day was very cold outside because it was the end of December and besides this, we arrived to Biertan around 10 AM when the sun started slowly to rise behind some large hills which surrounds the village.

If you wish to discover even more things about this place, then I will highly recommend you to check out one of my previous posts of Biertan. There you will have the chance to watch even more photos from my trip.

The village of Biertan from Sibiu county

The Fortified Evangelical Church In Biertan

Today I will share some photos from my recent trip to Biertan, Transylvania. This village is located in Sibiu county and its about 30 km away from the medieval city of Sighisoara. Biertan is renowned for its Lutheran fortified church which was completed in 1524 and it was built by the German Saxons who lived in Transylvania. Unfortunately, we only managed to visit the exterior of the church because only organized groups are allowed to visit the interior of the fortified church. Also I would like to mention that the road to Biertan is in good condition so don’t forget to visit it if you are in the area.

Panoramic view of Biertan

On our way back to Sighisoara, I’ve decided to capture a panoramic photo of village of Biertan and the fortified church in winter. So we stopped about 1 km away from the village and I toked a couple of shots of the village. As you can see everything is covered with a thick layer of snow.

panoramic view of Biertan

Exterior photos of the fortified church

Here are some exterior shots of the fortified church taken in various locations around the fortification walls. The photo below was captured from the small square which is located very close to the fortified walls.

The Lutheran Fortified church

In the photo below you can see even better the two concentric fortification walls and a small part of the Lutheran church.

Multiple fortification walls which surrounds the medieval church

As I heard, the fortified church has 7 defense towers and 2 bastions and it was the seat of the Lutheran bishops between 1572 and 1867.

The back of the church

The photo below was my last shot of Biertan. I have to admit that I was a little disappointed because the church was closed and I didn’t manage to capture some interior photos of the Lutheran church, probably next time I will have more luck.

A shot of the church captured from a small bridge