Fortified church in Bazna

Altar

The baroque altar is from the second half of the 18th century. However the main painting is from newer times.

Pastors benches

The benches for the pastor bear the year 1503 on them. They are decorated with tendril work.

Pulpit

The pulpit is from the year 1781, and was painted on by Stephan Valepagi from Medias.

Church organ

The organ has a long history in several villages. It was first built before 1621 in Medias, and then rebuilt by Johannes Hahn in 1757 and brought to Bazna. It was then painted on in 1780. It still has its original sound from 1757 today.

Bells

There are three pre-reformation bells in Bazna. However only the middle bell has a date on it. It reads 1404.

Salt deposits

The village of Bazna has salt deposits. This makes the salt bath in Bazna possible, which you can visit today. It was opened in the 19th century.

Belltower and bailey

The belltower is not connected to the church like in most Saxon villages. It instead functions as the gate-tower at the same time. It was likely built even before the church. Because it is connected to the bailey, and thus it cannot be considered a donjon. The bailey was most likely built before the church as well. There used to be one further tower in the north-east. The height of the bailey was cut in half in 1873 to build the school wall. It used to stand about 6 to 7 meters tall.

History

1300-1400 Construction of a Gothic church, which is not the current one.
1302 The village is first mentioned, when a Hungarian count grants the village to the Kokelburger chapter.
1359 Bazna is mentioned as being part of the chair of Medias, in a feud concerning Bazna and Velt.
1415 Two representatives of two chairs travel to Konstanz, to let king Sigismund himself resolve the matter between Bazna and Velt.
1500-1600 Construction of today's late Gothic church.
1516 In Bazna live some 82 families, 2 shepherds and a teacher.
1600 Szekler troops camp near Bazna. They number about 7000.
1672 The first mention of natural gas in Bazna.
1842 The gas-wells in Bazna are used as a spa.
1886 A large fire destroys some 110 farms and houses.