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“A village that has stolen even the heart of The Prince of Wales, who now owns properties in the village that have been converted into guesthouses. A walk in the village will reveal a traditional way of living, beautifully restored Saxon houses as well as a magnificent fortified church. Viscri is a pretty Saxon village north-west of Brasov with a fortified church that’s a Unesco world heritage site (climb the tower for great views). Many Saxon buildings have been restored and a traditional way of life endures – the cows are driven to the fields in the early morning, returning in the evening, and people use horses and carts. You can stay in a guesthouse belonging to Prince Charles.


Notes: We liked Viscri a lot. You don’t need much time – arriving at 5 pm and leaving at 10 the next day is plenty, but it is basically as described. There’s a lot of money hiding behind the tall walls and you can stay in very nice places. We loved the evening goat/cow parade.

  • Road from the south was just paved and is excellent
  • Road to the north is still more or less a dirt track
  • Have your hotel make food arrangements – there aren’t any official “restaurants”. We ate our meals at Viscri 38.

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