Nature lovers and birdwatchers can enjoy walking through this unique rural landscape, in which bears and wolfs still roam the forests, rare birds as the lesser spotted eagle, the corncrake, bee-eaters, hoopoes and the Ural owl can often be seen on our days out.

The ancient cart-tracks between villages are being marked and mapped so that visitors can move from one village to another on foot, horseback and mountain bicycle, as well as the traditional horse and cart, to establish a network of villages offering accommodation and food.

Your visit can be booked through Saschiz Tourist Information Centre.

Tourist Information Centre - situated at the base of the Tower of Saschiz Fortified Church

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Related Publications

A Taste of Transylvania An overview of the Tarnava Mare area, with map
Food and Culture tours
A 12-page brochure describing local food and its traditional production in the Tarnava Mare area.
Tarnava Mare Walking brochure with detailed maps of the long-distance trail and shorter walking routes in the area.
Saschiz - The Village of Seven Churches brochure 
The Historic Countryside of the Saxon Villages of Southeast Transylvania
Guides to wildlife of the area

Related Projects

Research: identification and conservation of the habitats and species of Târnava Mare as a model for European conservation Romania

Studies necessary to justify protection for Târnava Mare site.
Funded by: UK Darwin Initiative and Orange Romania
Project Duration: 2004 - 2007 (4 years)

Our Strategic Partners

Biodiversity conservation and community development in Transylvania