The Church Fortress Trail - Biertan to Viscri

A journey through the history of a cultural landscape

Welcome to the Church-Fortress-Trail

A hiking trail through one of the most beautiful cultural landscapes in Europe.

Here we show you the English version of the trail you can change the language in the top menu of this page.

This is the Biertan to Viscri version, when you want to go the trail in the opposite direction click here:

Welcome to the Church-Fortress-Trail

The hiking trail

The “Church Fortress Trail” in the heart of Transylvania is a wonderful opportunity to explore rural Romania and the cultural history of the Saxons, as well as today's village life.

Over approx. 75 km, we roam through unique landscapes, discover a high level of biodiversity, discover small villages and centuries-old fortified churches, the latter being unparalleled worldwide in terms of frequency and diversity.

The path connects the two world's cultural heritage sites Viscri ( ger. Weißkirch) and Biertan (ger. Birthälm) over 10 small stages and is suitable for both hiking and cycling. In the individual villages, we have the opportunity to get an authentic picture of the Transylvanian cultural landscape.

Download The Track

You can open the track on your phone with all common hiking apps as Komoot, Strava, etc.

Download The Guide

Download The Guide

We prepered a beautiful guide which explains you the way and gives you information about the histoic monuments on the trail.

English Download:

*For the broshure in other languages please change the language in the language menu of this page