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Transylvania hidden countryside

Biertan and Malancrav


  • Visit the stongest Fortified Church of Transylvania in Biertan
  • See King`s Charles Manor where Kate Middleton and Prince William spent a part of their honeymoon
  • Discover medieval frescas dating from 1350 in the church of Malancrav
  • Visit the most beautiful horse riding stables in Transylvania


5 hours/115 km 


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– Pick up / drop off at your hotel

– Comfortable Executive AC car

– Entrance – Photo & Video fees

– Local  fully licensed, English speaking guide

– Interactive participation encouraged

– Overview of Romanian History and Culture

– Countless stops for photos

Detailed Itinerary


Discover the Hidden countryside of Transylvania with a day tour starting from your hotel lobby in or near Sighisoara. Two representative villages, Biertan and Malancrav, are waiting to be explored.​ 

We will proceed to Biertan formerly known as Birthälm, a picturesque village placed in the heart of the Wine Region of Transylvania listed by UNESCO World Heritage since 1993. The Church of Biertan was the see of the Lutheran Evangelical Bishops of Transylvania between 1572 and 1867 and this is one of the reason why Saxons built here the strongest fortified church of Transylvania. Beautifully restored it boasts today the largest polyptych wooden altar of Eastern Europe. It also contains the world`s first multi locking mechanism which has 14 locks in one mounted on the door of the Vestry, built by a local locksmiths in 1515 perfectly working till today. Imagine how innovative this mechanism was since 400 hundred years later when it won the invention first prize at the Paris World Expo in 1901.
Also Biertan is also that place in the world where marital couples therapy was first applied in the 16th century based on a unique local Marital Marital Prison which you will also visit.

Next, we’ll head to Malancrav, a picturesque Saxon village centered on a timeless atmosphere. This idyllic setting, with its natural beauty and unique vernacular architecture, was a favorite of King Charles III, who used to visit twice a year for more than a decade. We’ll visit the inside of the local Saxon Fortified Church, dating back to 1350, which is the only one in Transylvania to still have its original medieval frescoes intact. The Apafi Manor, a famous noble house built by the Hungarian princely family in the 15th century, will also be a highlight. This property, currently owned by the Mihai Eminescu Trust, used to be until a decade ago a shining example of restoration. Rumor has it that even William and Kate spent a short holiday here.

Our last stop takes us to Danes, home of some of the most beautiful horse riding stables in Transylvania. Here, you can admire over 25 exquisite horses from breeds like Friesian, Andalusian, Lipizzan, Arabian and more. Children and adults alike can enjoy a visit to the small but interesting zoo garden.

In the end I will give you some general and some customized tips as I don’t want you to enjoy just the time we spend together, but your entire stay in Transylvania.

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