Saschiz Fortified Church


The church is located in Saschiz village, Mureş County, at 20 km from Sighişoara and 100 km from Braşov.

In the village, at 166 Principală street, right at the base of the Tower of Saschiz Fortified Church there is a tourist information centre. Opening hours: Wednesday - Sunday 9:00-13:00; 14:00-18:00; contact: 0040 (0)265 711 733

Entrance fee: Yes


The fortified church of Saschiz is a massive stone church built at the end of the 15th century in the Gothic style. It was erected in the honor of Stephen I, the King of Hungary. The 9 metres high fortifications were added between the 14th and 15th century. On top of the hill situated 2 km away in front of the church, you can admire the village fortress of Saschiz, built in the 14th century as refuge for the locals of the nearby villages in case the Ottomans attacked. The rural landscapes around Saschiz are fairytale-like, the vineyards, orchards and the forested hills entice you to go hiking.

Did you know?

The tower of the fortified church in Saschiz is very similar to the Clock Tower from Sighişoara because it was actually inspired by the architecture of the flourishing medieval citadel.

Conservation facts

The fortified church of Saschiz has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1999. In spite of its beauty, the Clock Tower, is in an advanced state of degradation, thus is not suited for visiting until its consolidation.