Daily Archives : September 25, 2013

Mesendorf/Meschendorf/Mese

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Yes, that’s 3 names for the same village. The first one is the Romanian name, the second the German version and the last one Hungarian. Most of these villages have indeed kept their original German name and you happen to be in a region where the majority of the population is Hungarian (more about that later). Hence the 3 names.…

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The Fortified Churches in Transylvania

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The day after our adventure in the mountains, Lars and I decided to take it a bit easy. Less kilometers and less adrenaline. So we started our day with a visit to two of the fortified churches in Transylvania. But what exactly are these? In the 12th century German settlers came to this area. In order to defend themselves from Ottoman…

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