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Day trip to Prejmer Fortress - Harman Fortress - Bison, Buzau Valley

Day trip to Prejmer Fortress - Harman Fortress - Bison, Buzau Valley

Prejmer Fortress

 

Prejmer Fortress
Prejmer Fortress

Prejmer Fortified Church is one of a series of UNESCO-listed historic churches in Romania and is known for being the largest church of its kind in south eastern Europe.It is one of the oldest churches in Transylvania. The painted altar it is considered to be the oldest in Romania.

Built from 1212 and completed in 1225, Prejmer Fortified Church was a construction of the Roman Catholic Teutonic knights.
The Church of Prejmer seemed to be the most powerful ecclesiastic fortification of Transylvania.

Inside the fortifications you'll find 272 rooms disposed on 3 levels. Each family in the village had a room in the fortress. The whole family used to leave in such a room in wartime. And they kept their provisions here in peace times. The number of each room correspond to the number of the house in the village.

The citadel is the most massive construction of this type in Transylvania was built in the 14th and 15th centuries in the shape of a circle and it was provided with walls of 3-4 m thick and of 12 m high, with bastions, iron gates and drawbridges. It includes an unusual war device: the famous “death organ”, made of several weapons that could shoot at the same time causing the enemies severe losses. The citadel was surrounded by deep ditches that were filled with water whenever enemies were close.

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Prejmer Fortress

Prejmer Fortress

Harman Fortress

Harman Fortress
Harman Fortress

The Saxon village is situated in a large and beautiful valley, with a 15th century peasant citadel at its center. Inside the fortified outer walls, wooden staircases lead to the rows of meal-rooms (Gaden) where each family stored a loaf from every baking and other essential supplies for use in times of siege.

The Church, built in the Romanesque style by Cysterican monks in the 13th century, was featured in the Gothic style after the fire in 1593.

It has a bulky tower with thick walls, about 50 m high, alongside four smaller towers in the corners which stand for the right of the Harman village.

Fortification surrounding the church was built in the fifteenth century.

Exterior wall, shorter, with a height of just 4.5 meters was designed to protect the enclosure. At the same time limit established moat surrounding the city.

In the early seventeenth century building was erected with the low entry corridor, similar to the Prejmer.

The chapel contains some delightful frescoes in the Gothic style and a pieta from the mid 14th century.

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Harman Fortress

Harman Fortress

Bison, Buzau Valley

Bison, Buzau Valley

Bison, Buzau Valley
Bison, Buzau Valley

Bison Valley natural reserve– Vama Buzaului
Vama Buzaului  is  40 km away from Brasov and it holds one of the few european bison (wisent) reservation in the word.

The bison that are born here will be released in the Carpathian Mountains.

From 2008 the Park supplies specimen for Zimbri Vama Buzaului reintroduction project as well, Brasov province, Romania.

The majority of large herbivore specie is dramatically decreasing in Eurasia. The European bison is particularly vulnerable and requires human intervention to survive.

The Large Herbivore Foundation launched a reintroduction project to increase the number of bisons in the wild and form sub-populations that may constitute larger and more sustainable populations.

The wisent (Romanian: zimbru), or European bison (Bison bonasus), is a bison species and the heaviest surviving land animal in Europe. A typical wisent is about 3.0m long and 1.8–2.2m tall, and weighs 300–920kg. It is typically smaller than the related American bison , and has shorter hair on the neck, head, and forequarters, but longer tail and horns.

In Western Europe, wisent became extinct by the 11th century, except in the Ardennes, where they lasted into the 14th century. In Moldavia the last wisent was killed in 1762, and in Transylvania in 1790.

Many bison became victims of World War I, with German troops occupying Bialowieza killing 600 of the animals for meat, hides, and horns.

In Romania were created four natural reservations for wisents.The Natural Reservation “Bison Valley” is situated in Vama  Buzaului, Brasov county, being the 4th reservation from the country.

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Bison, Buzau Valley

Bison, Buzau Valley

Bison, Buzau Valley
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1 person – 60 euro

2 person – 60 euro/group

3 person – 80 euro/group

4 person – 80 euro/group

+ 5 person – 18 euro/person

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Transport by car/minivan

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