Medias and Sighisoara
We (Me and my wife) were invited to a wedding in charming Medias in Transylvania. Medias has some beautiful old churches. It is a place with about 60 000 inhabitants. It lies only about 35km from the more famous
Sighisoara,the medieval town known as the home of Dracula (meaning devil in romanian) or Vlad Tepes that was his real name.
"Picture from Sighisoara"
This picture is taken in the medieval area of the town where count Dracul
lived. The tower ahead houses the Dracula museum and one of the houses on the right side has a wheapon museum.
"central market with st.elizabeth lutheran church."
Mediaş (German: Mediasch, Hungarian: Medgyes) is the second largest city in Sibiu County, Transylvania, Romania.
In the XIII century, the kings of Hungary invited Germany settlers known as Transylvanian Saxons to the area, who settled in the valley of the Târnava Mare river.
The first document that mentions the city is dated 3rd of June 1267.
According to the last census in 2002, Mediaş has 55,153 inhabitants.
"a tower in the old town."
Mediaş has one of the best preserved historical centers in Romania and also some well preserved medieval fortifications.
"an entrence in the lutheran fortified church"
The city lies in the middle of the area which was inhabited by Transylvanian Saxons and in an area of 20 km around it there are dozens of fortified churches, some of them UNESCO World heritage sites.