Montag, 13. September 2010


It is a miracle that Stejărişu still exists, because its forefathers had a hard time there. In the 13th Century German settlers came to the Hârtibaciu valley and founded a village. They built houses, cultivated fields and built erected a church. After a severe flood, the village was destroyed and therefore moved a few miles uphill. In that time, not only Ottoman attacks posed a threat, but also for over 100 years Saxon nobles and the minions of the provost of Sibiu fought for the possession of Probstdorf. But the inhabitants of the village could not be discouraged by all these problems and stayed.

Today, more than 600 years later, the fortified church survived as a witness of those difficult times. It is located in the middle of a picturesque Transylvanian Saxon village. An Austrian Foundation supports the local development of rural tourism. In the parish house close to the church guestrooms are available. Inside the fortification the visitors can buy homemade jams, honey, juice and other products made in the village.

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