Fortified Church location: Biertan village

The UNESCO World Heritage site in the village of Biertan (Birthalm in German or Berethalom in Hungarian), is one of the biggest and most famous fortified churches in Transylvania. Built in Late Gothic style in the 16th century, it replaced an older church. The fortifications are older than the church itself, which was built in the 14th century.
Newer precincts were added during the subsequent centuries, well into the 17th century. The fortified church is home to paintings, sculptures and Late Gothic style furniture.
Biertan lies 26km south-east of Medias and 30 km southBiertan 1_1200west of Sighisoara, in Sibiu county.

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