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Time travel into the history of the Transylvanian Saxons

The place is beautiful and you may see more than 700 years of saxons history from Transilvania. The... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Small but beautiful

Situated off the beaten track, this tiny castel is worth a sidetrip. However, no need to plan for a... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

The place is beautiful and you may see more than 700 years of saxons history from Transilvania. The fortress has two concentric walls, two defense towers (the one who protect the main gate may be visited), a donjon (main tower inside the fortress), a chapel...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Situated off the beaten track, this tiny castel is worth a sidetrip. However, no need to plan for a stay of more than an hour.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank ChrisR9497
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Arrived at the fortress and found the main door closed. Found a local who spoke with the guard, who arrived 15 minutes later and opened the fortress door for us. It's a walled fortification with 2 towers. One of them was closed (couldn't climb up)...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank wisniak
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We took a detour here while driving through Transylvania. The drive out there was kind of interesting, through some very traditional villages and a lovely forest but this fortified church just wasn't that interesting. There was very little in the way of information in the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank pesti13
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

On the wine road you could find a romantic fortress. In that place the time is stop in the midle of a romantic story. There you will find many traditional artwork and the original handmade palinca.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank 371oanac
Reviewed 21 May 2016

We enjoyed visiting the fortress and also exploring the local village. The fortress is interesting to explore (although not that large) and well maintained. However, when we arrived (within normal opening times) the fortress was locked. To get the key, you have to go and...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

A very nice place, peaceful. Visited on a Sunday afternoon , not so many visitors while we were there.

Thank alexandrag795
Reviewed 3 July 2014

I had read about this and was excited to see it. Just drive down the road to get the key from the man. There is an office and a gift shop (of course) when yu get inside. Everything was wonderful, but I couldn't bring myself...More

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank tomorrowsantiques
Reviewed 6 February 2014

Recognised by UNESCO as a world Heritage site as one of the "Villages with Fortified Churches" Calnic is more a Fortress with a small church added, rather than a church that has been fortified like so many others in Transylvania. Located in Alba County about...More

Date of experience: September 2013
1  Thank Steveo_1M
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Very easily accessible from the road connecting Sebes with Sibiu. Liked the small chapel, the bell tower (with the 'graffiti'), the huge barrels in the cellar, the bacon tower. The lady at the reception was very friendly. We also walked to the old cemetery nearby....More

Date of experience: December 2013
Thank Ioana A
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