Traditional Bread Making

For hundreds of years people in these parts have been making bread in the same traditional way, using huge brick ovens that can bake 12-15 loaves of 3 kg each. The smell and the taste are as amazing as the process itself.

Trip to the Charcoal Maker

To be able to witness, an almost lost craft is a privilege that only a few of us have these days. Visiting the charcoal maker is an opportunity to experience something unique and also to be able to record it all and take some amazing photos.

Visit to the Villages’ Blacksmith

Another almost disappearing craft that transport you in past times when everything was made by man hands and local.


By car or horse-drawn carts, driving through the hills that surround the village to the shepherd’s sheep pens and witness the sheep herding and milking is real fun. Guarded by Carpathian Sheep dogs and cheese tasting is of course part of it all (available from May to October).

Visit of the village

Walking around the village is an unforgettable experience. Since 1270 the village was home to a Saxon community originally from Luxembourg. Their traditions, creativity and practicality are still present today.    You will walk through a lost world where houses dating from hundreds of years ago are still in daily use. The fortified church, an intrinsic part of the village is itself a historical monument worth visiting that allows you to find out more about the local community and their history.

Foraging and truffle hunting

All year round and in almost every season those who know where to look will find the woods of the area grow a large variety of organic and natural foods.

You won’t find many of the locally foraged greens and root vegetables that grow naturally and wild here in supermarkets. The greens in the spring are followed by wild cherries, as well as, a little later, many other different types of wild berries. Many varieties of mushrooms grow and can be collected in the woods here, not to mention the hunt for truffles in October.


Hill biking in the area is a real delight. Riding on the trekking trails, totally free of motorized traffic, over the hills and through the forests, you will enjoy splendid views that can’t be seen from the villages or from the national road.

One of the trails links 3 of the Saxon villages of the region – Crit, Mesendorf and Viscri, so you will have the opportunity to visit all of them in the same day.  Bike rental is available.


Other atractions:

  • nearby UNESCO World heritage Sites with fortified Churches:  – Viscri – Saschiz  – Darjiu – Biertan – Valea Viilor – Prejmer
  • Sighisoara – a truly medieval citadel,  (Home to Vlad Dracul’s birth house), summer concerts and many different types of festivals
  • Brasov – architecturally a notable reminder and visibly reminiscent of the richness of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (and as the residents proudly call it: the best kept secret of a small city in the world) with immediate access to nearby ski areas (Poiana Brasov – Sinaia) and Brasov is an entry portal to Carpathian mountain wilderness areas.
  • Sibiu, founded in 1197 and a former capital of Transylvania and recently in 2007 the European City of Culture.
  • The South-eastern region of Transylvania currently has one of the highest numbers of existing fortified churches from the 13th to 16th centuries. Seven villages of the region are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage; all of them are Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania, founded by the Transylvanian Saxons.