Fortified church of Biertan

Fortified church of Biertan

The fortified church of Biertan, in its present shape, was built in a late Gothic style and has been on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1993.

Die Kirchenburg Birthälm, in seiner heutigen Form, wurde im spätgotischen Stil gebaut und steht seit 1993 auf der Liste des Weltkulturerbes der UNESCO.

Biserica fortificata de la Biertan in forma ei actuala, a fost construita in stil gotic tarziu si se afla in patrimoniul mondial UNESCO din anul 1993.

Photo taken in January 2008.

Location: Sibiu county

Construction: 1486-1524 A.D.

German name: Birthälm

Hungarian name: Berethalom

Romanian name: Biertan

Latin name: -


More photos of the fortified church of Biertan and also of other fortified churches from Transylvania are available on the Fortified churches and Fortified churches 2 pages in the Portfolio section of this website.

Fortified church of Biertan | Kirchenburg Birthälm | Biserica fortificata Biertan 1 B&W

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