Saschiz town hall

The old fortified church in Saschiz

Published on October 13, 2020 by Zoltan Nyaradi

The historic and charming commune of Saschiz is located in the heart of the historical region of Transylvania, Romania. This place is surrounded by rolling hills and picturesque landscapes. Whether you are interested in history, architecture, or simply want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, Saschiz is a perfect destination for anyone looking for a unique and authentic experience in Romania.

Where is Saschiz located?

The commune is located approximately 20 kilometers from the city of Sighisoara. In order to reach Saschiz, from Sighisoara you will have to drive on the E60 road towards Brasov.

The Evangelical Fortified Church

The village of Saschiz dates back to the Middle Ages and has a rich cultural heritage that is evident in its well-preserved architecture. The most notable of these is the old Evangelical Fortified Church, which was built in the late 14th century. One interesting thing about the Evangelical church tower, it looks almost the same as the famous Clock Tower from Sighisoara.

Today, the fortified church is well-preserved and is a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world who are fascinated by its rich history and stunning medieval architecture.

The fortified church from Saschiz in winter.
The Clock Tower in Saschiz.
The church behind the defense tower.
The church next to the Clock Tower.

Traditional Transylvanian houses

Traditional Transylvanian houses are a unique and charming architectural representation of the region’s rich history and cultural diversity. Transylvania, a historical region in central Romania, is famous for its picturesque landscapes and a heritage deeply influenced by various ethnic groups, including Romanians, Hungarians, Saxons, and Romani communities

Old traditional Saxon houses in winter.
A street in the village with traditional houses.

The Peasant Fortress

Beside the Evangelical fortified church, you will find another hidden gem is this commune. That is actually the ruins of the Peasant Fortress which was built by the Saxons in the 13th century. The fortress was built on the top of a larger hill and its about 2 km away from the Evangelical Fortified Church.

Ruins of the old peasant fortress in Saschiz.
The Peasant Fortress located on a hill next to the village.

In conclusion, the village of Saschiz is a hidden gem in the heart of Transylvania that offers visitors a unique glimpse into the region’s rich cultural heritage and history. With its stunning architecture, breathtaking scenery, and traditional way of life, Saschiz is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in exploring the beauty and charm of Romania.

Top sights near Saschiz

  • The closest attraction to Saschiz is of course the medieval citadel of Sighisoara.
  • Another important sight near Saschiz is the old village of Viscri.
  • Close to the village of Viscri you will find the Rupea fortress.