Originally built in the 12th century as a Romanesque basilica, the church was fortified during the 15th century to protect the local Saxon population against repeated Ottoman raids. The fortification process included the construction of fortified towers over the two side entrances and the choir, the building of a double structure of defense walls, a moat and several defensive towers along the walls.
The clock installed in the 195-feet high (bell and clock) tower has been working since 1868; no repairs were ever needed!
The tower of Cisnadie fortress also features the first thunder road installed in Transylvania (1795).
Travel offers to Cisnădie
New Year's Eve 2021 in Enchanting Transylvania - from/ to Bucharest
- • Transport with very good car or van from/to Airport Bucharest, according to the program
- • English speaking specialized guide from/to Bucharest
- • 2 x nights accommodation with breakfast in Bucharest
- • 3 x nights accommodation with breakfast in Sibiu
- and more...