Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Hosman / Holzmengen Fortified Church


Hosman (Holzmengen in German) is one of the fortified churches in Transylvania close to Sibiu. These churches are very special to Transylvania. They started to emerge in the 13th century when Hungarian and German settlers tried to resist against Ottoman and Tatar invasions. These churches allowed the inhabitants to defend the village for a limited time without the need of a permanent wall around the village. This shot was taken last December.

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