Saschiz 130 - The Lodge
Picnic on the hills
We can prepare your picnic box for you to enjoy the view of the village from the hills.
If you want to dine in the Saschiz style, we invite you to meet Ibi, the lady from the village who always delights us with her creativity in preparing traditional food with local products. Reservations are made at least one day in advance.
You can also dine at our village restaurant, Hanul Cetatii, which is centrally located next to the Clock Tower.
Breakfast can be found with us! Please let us know in advance.
We provide bicycles for rent, normal or electric, to explore the most beautiful routes in the area. The hills of Transylvania and Via Transilvanica lead their paths through the famous Saxon villages, connecting the most important tourist attraction.
Pivnita Bunicii - traditional natural products, from Saschiz.
The traditional method of preserving food over the winter in Saschiz is to store food in the cellar, and most households still use cellars for this purpose. Being one of the localities with the most cellars in the country. The owners of Pivnita Bunicii (Grandma s Cellar) summed up the beginning of their journey: “Mrs. Schaaser, a Saxon neighbor, has always inspired us with her cellar and her recipes, which has helped us understand the amazing taste and flavor of local ingredients. Thus, we transform fruits and local vegetables in jams, marmalades, sauces, syrups and many other goodies, using old local recipes and traditional methods of preparation.”
Tei Tea House
A fairytale place with a terrace by the river, at Tei Teahouse you can find natural herbal teas, local soft drinks and … cat therapy! Relaxation is included in the price! The place is located 200 meters from the fortified church, the first house after the concrete bridge, on the way to the fortress.
Transilvania Bike Trails Race
Transilvania Bike Trails Race (TBT Race) is an MTB competition with start and finish in Saschiz and whose purpose is to promote the network of bicycle routes that connects the Saxon villages in the Târnava Mare area with Sighișoara.
The competition takes place over three distances. A distance of 77 km in which you completely cover the landscape and areas of local interest, an average one for beginners of 42 km and a short one for children and families of 22 km.
The routes cover both specially arranged areas of the network of paths, as well as grassy hills, forest roads and streets in the old villages. The competition routes pass through the courtyards of the fortified churches, and the long one even through the Saschiz fortress.
At the same time, the contest and the event are an exploration of our past, of the Saxons, of the culture in the area. It’s a return to time and history.
The “Haferland Week” project is a festival meant to promote Saxon culture and traditions. However, their intention is to promote both Saxon culture and tourism in the area between Rupea and Sighișoara, called “Oat Country” or Haferland.
If at the first edition, the festival brought together several hundred participants, mostly Saxons returned to their homelands during the summer, the following year the number of tourists reached about 1000, reaching over 5,500 participants in subsequent editions, Saxons, members of local communities, as well as Romanian and foreign tourists attracted by the beauty of the landscapes and the stories related to the traditions and customs of these places._
Colinele Transilvaniei (The hills of Transylvania) - Experiences for the soul
Some know it as the area of villages with fortified churches in Transylvania, the cradle of Saxon culture in Romania. Others know that here you can find monuments part of the UNESCO Heritage (Biertan, Saschiz, Valea Viilor or Viscri) or that it is one of the favorite Romanian places of Prince Charles of Wales.
It is certainly the largest protected area in Transylvania, where thousands of bird species nest, a region with high nature value farms (High Nature Value Farms), with extremely varied biodiversity, where traditional agricultural practices are preserved.
If you love to ride two wheels and stay in shape, with a lot of movement, you can wander freely over hills and valleys, following the peak of water or the old wagon roads that connected the villages in the Middle Ages. The level of difficulty of the routes varies between easy and medium, thanking everyone: those who prefer leisurely riding, beginners, but also enthusiasts of speed and true off-road sensations (over 100 km are specially designed in this sense). In total, you have over 500 km of marked routes that connect the villages in the Transylvanian Hills, following mainly the water between the rivers Târnava Mare and Hârtibaci or on the peaks near the Olt Meadow, from where you will have splendid views to the ridge of Făgăraș.
Find the attached map.
Via Transilvanica - Terra Saxonum
Inspired by pilgrimage trails in Spain and endurance trails in the United States or India, roads that influenced cultures, formed communities and contributed to the development of the areas they crossed. It is intended for those who like to travel, other than by car. From Putna Monastery to Drobeta Turnu Severin, the route crosses Transylvania in over 1000 km. The Terra Saxonum sector passes through the Transylvanian Hills, including our village.
Alin Useriu, the president of the Tăsuleasa Social Association, the initiator of the Via Transilvanica project, describes our area in a special way:
“The area where the Saxons and Szeklers are located is worth visiting, as these ethnic groups have been and still are part of the culture of Transylvania. It is an extraordinarily generous gastronomic culture. Speaking of Terra Saxonum, we can say that it is the largest museum in the air “There are over 200 fortified cities and churches that are worth visiting and rediscovering carefully. Unfortunately, the Saxon ethnic group no longer exists in large numbers in Romania, but its heritage has certainly entered the world heritage.”