Saschiz is a locality situated in Mureș county, with a population of 1490 inhabitants.

Saschiz

Saschiz, The Fortress

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GPS Coordinates:
46,19644 N, 24,95195 E

The ruins of the fortress are to be found at one kilometre from the settlement, 500 m above the village.

It was built during the XVI century. The village dwellers were protected by six towers and a 8-9 m high wall. There is a fifty metre deep well inside the fortress which used to be connected with the centre of the village through a tunnel.

In 1704 the fortress was occupied by the courtesans, but was quickly recaptured by the Austrian teams. Prior to World War I the city was full, it was well maintained, but after the massive Saxon departure it became a ruin.

Today the walls surround a devastated wreckage, only a 50 m deep well has resisted the time. The shaft was connected through an underground tunnel with the center of the locality.

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