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You may never want to leave this place; partly because it’s so flipping cool and atmospheric and partly because getting here without private transport is near impossible. You’ll be in good company, as Prince Charles has had a house here for years.

There’s no access to this village, 40km southeast of Sighisoara, by public transport and few tour buses make the eccentric detour, so things here are pricelessly quiet, allowing you to soak up the Saxon beauty. Aside from melting into village life, the main attraction here is the fortified church, a Unesco World Heritage site, dating from 1185.

You can (and should) spend a night here. There are a bunch of unmarked and unofficial pensions in town, hosted out of cool Saxon homes – with pit toilets, just so you know… Just ask around town or contact Carolina Fernolend (Tel +40 (0) 740 145 397; Str Principala 13), who speaks English and offers accommodation for about 20 euros per person, including meals and homemade wine. You can also receach her at the villages new Tourist Information  Center (Tel. +40 (0) 788 719 405 or +40 (0) 742 077 506,

You’ll want to plan ahead if you want to stay the night in July and August, so you can score one of the coveted 200-year-old ‘Saxon beds’, which are oversized cabinets with a pull-out mattress!

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