Experience Historic Elegance
From the cities modeled after the style of Western Europe, with meadows blazed with color, to the villages where “time has stood still”, visitors of Transylvania are invited to discover the wealth of patrimonial, medieval architecture, the blend of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance influence and the military, political and community history of these people of Transylvania. At the centre of the beauty of untouched nature and of the historic grandeur at the shadow of the tower in Medieval Richis, along with the air and atmosphere, opens the gates into Transylvania former times.
From here to Richis, the guests of Transylvania Inns are greeted with the cuisine, the clothing and the enthusiasm of the people who shaped the untamed spirit of the Saxons, to discover the authentic traditions within the walls of the fortresses. He who searches for a authentic ancient Transylvanian history, architecture and customs, is welcomed to discover Richis and the organic feasts within the Inn, built from the ancient distinction of medieval fortresss.
Welcome To Transylvania!
Siebenburgen And Its Urban Treasure
Enjoying a high level of autonomy in exchange of the duty to defend the Transylvanian region, the Saxons organized and created 7 seats or administrative units, what would become the seat of Siebenburgen. In literal translation, Siebenburgen means The 7 cities, but historians are still debating on the meaning of this word, many considering it to be the German translation of the name Transylvania.
However, generically, Siebenburgen is represented by 7 Saxon cities, the 7 historical urban treasures: Sebeş, Oraştie, Sibiu, Mediaş, Sighişoara, Braşov, Bistriţa and Cluj-Napoca. Some have developed towards Modernism, others have kept the ancient medieval spirit by becoming unique worldwide, like Sighişoara – the only inhabited medieval city of Romania and the best kept medieval fortress in the world.
If Romania Was a Tale, Transylvania Would Be Without a Doubt Its Climax.
Located inside the arch of the Carpathian Mountains, Transylvania is renowned worldwide for the bloody deeds of Vlad Tepes, from which the legend of Dracula emerged. Its history begins in the 1 st millennium (B.C.) with its grandiose Dacian colonies, with traces still visible today (at Sarmisegetuza, Alba Iulia, Cluj Napoca, Turda, Moigrad-Pololissum in Salaj, or Calan or in Hunedoara). The Medieval era comes next when “the defence walls” against Ottoman and Mongolian attacks are erected on the Transylvanian lands, with fortified settlements which today are the urban treasures of Transylvania. But its historic greatness does not stop here, this land being the perfect bond between ecologic sustainability, medieval and occidental modernism.