Cisnădie - Fortified Church

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Cisnadie, Romania
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Cisnădie - Fortified Church - Cisnadie Fortifies Church
Cisnădie - Fortified Church - Cisnadie Fortifies Church
Cisnădie - Fortified Church - Cisnadie Fortifies Church
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FORTIFIED CHURCH IN CISNADIE Feb 28, 2017
CISNADIE FORTIFIED CHURCH

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Approximately 10 km from Sibiu, CISNADIE (German name - Heltau) was the first stop on our VT Bus Tour. The most important sight of Cisnadie is the fortified church which is located in the town center.

Originally built in the 12th century as a Romanesque basilica, the church was fortified during the 15th century to protect the local population of Saxons against repeated Ottoman raids.

The fortification process included constructing fortified towers and the building of a double structure of defense walls, a moat and several defensive towers along the walls.

The Tower is 32.5 meters high and over the centuries, has been hit by lightning several times. Because of this and using German technology, the first ever lightning rod in Transylvania, was installed.

Another point of interest, told to us by our wonderful guide Adela, was that the treasures of Cisnadie were hidden in a wall. She showed us a little door that opened up and inside was s very small space only a small person could crawl through.

Over all, the fortified church is very well taken care of and there are ongoing repairs and restorations.
Cisnadie Fortifies Church
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Toonsarah says:
Oh yes, I remember this well! A beautiful spot and a lovely day out with friends :-)
Posted on: Mar 01, 2017
AdamR3723 says:
Interesting, especially about the lightning rod!
Posted on: Feb 24, 2017
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