from 45 euro/person
1 day from 45 euro/person
Vlad Dracula was born here in 1431 and lived with his family here for 5 years.His house is just one of the many attractions here. Others include the Church on the Hill with its 500-year-old frescoes, the 13th century Venetian House and the Church of the Dominican Monastery, known for its Transylvanian renaissance carved altarpiece,The Clock Tower and The Medieval weapons museum.
A walk through the town's hilly streets with their original medieval architecture is like stepping back in time.
It’s hard not to fall in love with Viscri – it’s like stepping into a fairy tale. You arrive into the village on an unpaved road, and when the road conditions are bad, you take a horsedrawn cart that was designed for these roads a few hundred years ago. The little houses lining the 2 or 3 roads are the original Saxon houses, many of them lovingly restored, and painted pale blue, typical of Saxon villages. As you walk down the road, chickens are happily roaming the yards and pecking for food, residents are spotted working on some type of archaic implement that is still used for their farming.
Viscri is also home to a cottage industry for knitted goods – socks, hats, sweaters and scarves, whose income is the sole source for many households. The women producing these goods are part of an NGO founded by a German dentist who settled in Viscri after the fall of Communism. Most of the knitted products are exported to Germany, however, visitors are welcome to the sorting room where pieces are sorted by size, and also to the NGO’s quaint café and handicraft shop to enjoy a an extra large piece of home-baked cake before and purchase knitted, felt and ceramics handicrafts. The cafe makes you feel like you’re in Hansel & Gretle’s house, and if it’s not open, just knock on the next door and the owner will welcome you and serve you one of the largest pieces of cake you’ll ever eat. A few minutes’ walk up a hill brings you to a beautiful white fortified church built in 1230. The church holds mass fortnightly and houses a museum of Saxon Heritage
1 person - 100 euro
2 persons - 60 euro/person
3 persons - 50 euro/person
4+ persons - 45 euro/person
- Transport with modern car/minivan
- English speaking tour guide
- Entrance fees at the museums
Departure & return in Brasov (any adress)
The tour is available all year round all days of the week.
For groups 7+ feel free to e-mail us for a quote!