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President Iohannis pays private visit to Haferland Week festival in Criț, praises cultural heritage

President Klaus Iohannis attended on Sunday the ceremonies occasioned by the 5th edition of the Haferland Week in Criț locality, a cultural festival dedicated to the Saxons of Transylvania. The head of state, in this private visit, praised the cultural ...

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President Iohannis to attend the Saxons’ largest meeting in Romania in the past three decades

President Klaus Iohannia will attend the largest meeting of the Transylvanian Saxons after 1989, due in Sibiu August 4-6 where about 12,000 representatives of the Saxon communities from Romania, Germany, Austria and USA are expected. The president of the Transylvania ...

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PM Cioloş in Germany: ‘We’ve discussed the prospect that BMW becomes more present in Romania’

Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos said on Monday, during the official visit to Germany, that he has discussed with the BMW representatives the prospect that the company becomes more present in Romania, particularly for electric models, adding that a group of ...

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The 2016 edition of Sighisoara medieval festival, in limbo

The largest and most long-lasting medieval festival in Romania, the one in Sighisoara, that usually took place in the last weekend of July, will not be organized in the traditional period this year, which is a first in the past ...

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Exquisite Slimnic Fortress and its hidden legends

Slimnic Fortress  or Stolzenburg (meaning the Proud Fortress) ranks as one of the most peculiar and scenic places worth visiting in Transylvania, due to its towers, strong walls, contra forts and most particularly to the Gothic imbricate arches. The fortress ...

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What marvels is the Dragons’ village disguising?

What riddles could be nestling in one of the most beautiful villages in Romania? Dragus or Drackendorf in the language of the Transylvanian Saxons, meaning the Dragons’ Village, is a mysterious countryside land on Fagaras Mountains feet, whose stories and ...

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Peasant Museum hosts photo display on Transylvanian Saxons’ fortified churches, Romanian folk costumes

“Peter Jacobi’s donation to the National Peasant Museum” photo exhibition including a selections of photos on the fortified churches of the Transylvanian Saxons and on ladies’ peasant clothes opened at the Peasant Museum on Friday. The display can be visited ...

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