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The fortified church from Mediaș

Fortified Church
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Locality

Mediaş

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Address

Piaţa Castelului, nr. 2

Phone no.:

+4 0269 841 962

Fax:

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The church whose patron saint was St. Margaret was first mentioned in a document in 1414. In 1545 it became the property of the Lutheran evangelical community from Mediaş and thus the centre of the local Saxon community.

In time, it was adorned with countless secular or religious art objects. Among them - the massive bronze font made in the second half of the 14th century.

In the late 15th century the authorities decided to build the highest church tower ever, even higher than that of St. Stephan’s Dome in Vienna. It seems their wish angried God who tilted it as a punishment. Today, the tower is 8 m high and it is vertically tilted by 2.28 m.

The church tower is also called the Trumpeters’ Tower because there was always a trumpeter on top of it, informing the locals about the dangers threatening the burgh. This was also where Vlad the Impeller was held in 1476 due to a conflict with Mathias Corvin, the king of Hungary.

On the interior walls tourists can still admire several mural paintings dating from the 14th - 15th centuries.

Payment Methods

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Facilities:

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Tariffs:

Adults: 5 lei
Group: 5 lei
Photo Tax: Fotografiatul este interzis.
Video Tax: Filmatul este interzis.
Pupils, students, retired: 3 lei

Program:

In summer, every day: 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
In winter, every day: 10.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.

Useful information

It is forbidden to take photos.

It is forbidden to use video cameras.

In summer there are also guided tours in German.

Altitudine: 304m.
Coordonate GPS: 46.16 N, 24.35 E

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