The fortified church from Harman is one of Transylvania's must-see medieval monuments and one of the best-preserved fortifications used by the Saxon colonists centuries ago, when enemy attacks were a constant threat.
The church is located only 10 km (6 miles) from Brasov, in the village of Harman, known as Honigberg in German and Mons Mellis in Latin, literally translated as the Mount of Honey.
From the outside, Harman's fortified church resembles a bright white layer cake. Enclosed by its mighty walls is a triple-nave basilica, the Church of St Nikolaus, which has retained its Romanesque style (dating to 1240) despite reconstruction.
The centrepiece is a circa-1300 bell tower, rising 56 meters (185 ft) above the complex. Watch your step as you climb the narrow spiral staircase up the tower (and guard your eardrums if you reach the top when the hourly chimes ring out).
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