Viscri 44

Viscri (Deutschweisskirch) este celebrul sat sasesc aflat la 10 km de Rupea, unde insusi Printul Charles al Marii Britanii are o casa traditionala saseasca pe care o viziteaza anual. Prilej de agitatie si murmur al ziarelor, pentru ca in restul anului, Viscri este un loc rupt de povara mileniului al treilea. Un loc in care seara iti poti auzi inima batand si gandurile zburand libere in aerul curat si inmiresmat de iarba proaspat cosita.

Si unde poti gasi, calatorule, un loc mai specific traditiilor sasesti decat casa de la numarul 44 din Viscri, situata pe strada Bisericii? Aici te intampina unul din putinele camine din sat care mentine inca dovada artei sasesti de decoruri interioare.

Paturi suprapuse, divane, sobe de pamant, pat de doua persoane in stilul german taranesc, lazi de zestre si alte acareturi. Si cum imaginile nu tin de foame, bucataria traditionala romaneasca si saseasca imbie calatorul ostenit dupa vizitat imprejurimile si satul Viscri. Bucatale gatite fac deliciul tuturor calatorilor veniti de peste mari si tari, de la muscali la franci si lorzi englezi. In sat, inca locuiesc urmasi ai vechilor saxoni colonizati aici de stapaniri straine pentru a fi pavaza in calea invaziilor tatare si otomane. Colonii germani au lasat astfel mostenire cea mai veche biserica fortificata din Transilvania (datata de la 1210). Putini, ei mesteresc la casele aflate inca in picioare, la biserica fortificata sau, impreuna cu romanii, croseteaza traditionalele sosete de Viscri. Incaltarile din lana oilor din dealurile care pazesc satul au fost si personaje de film documentar, premiat la festivaluri internationale.

Tot la numarul 44, in curte, intr-o casuta de lemn, exista un viu si reputat “cafee artizanat”, unde se pot cumpara produse tricotate de femeile din Viscri. Produsele de artizanat, specifice locului sau de aiurea,incanta ochiul si nu praduiesc pungile drumetilor. Acestia pot bea o cafea, un pahar de vin sau tarie, dupa puteri, la umbra prispei intre flori, privind catre sura maiestuoasa a curtii. Sasii fiind oameni gospodari, au ridicat in tot satul astfel de suri, acestea devenind obiect de atractie pentru turisti. Si pentru ca satul a pastrat inca aroma vietii de acum cateva sute de ani, de curand a devenit componenta a patrimoniului UNESCO.

Pentru cei care vor sa simta cu adevarat aerul curat al zonei, Pensiunea de la numarul 44 poate organiza pentru doritori plimbari in padurile si pe dealurile din zona, la cabunarie, torcatorie, cuptorul de paine neagra, stane, cu degustarea produselor traditionale sau ore de calarie.

Pentru cei curajosi se pot organiza chiar activitati practicate de catre locuitori precum cosit sau fierarit. Cei comozi se pot delecta in calatorii cu caruta cu fan, trasa de doi cai negri ca smoala.

Calendarul evenimentelor din Viscri poate cuprinde: Cununa florilor (29 iunie), Scoli de vara pentru diverse arte sau botanica, concerte de orga si muzica clasica si preclasica in biserica. In imprejurimi se intampla: Festivalul de arta medievala de la Sighisoara, Junii Brasovului sau Festivalul branzei sau al vinului de la Brasov. Considerand satul, pe buna dreptate, “buricul pamantului”, localnicii din Viscri se falesc cu o vorba plina de talc: “Cine vine la Viscri se lipeste!”

 

About Viscri 44

Known as the village in which Prince Charles of Great Britain has a vacation home, Viscri is more than that. In this Saxon village, located at 30 km from Sighisoara, one may visit the oldest fortified church in Transylvania, dating from 1210, but an universe of peace could be found, far away from the third millennium tumult.

On the way up to the church, on the right side, one may spot the hostel situated in the house with the numbers 44, who can accommodate guests, with 29 beds, a dining room and utilities for a decent comfort. Guests will be delighted with the Saxon style, in which are traditionally decorated the houses, as one visits and lives in a museum of traditional villages.

The food is prepared with a local specific flavour, all ending with the sweetness of mulberry jam, famous among the tourists who visit the area. In the courtyard there is an, already famous, small coffee shop, where one can buy artisan hand-made crafts and products made by the women in the village and around. For people who want to feel really clean air area, the Guesthouse at 44 may be willing to walk in the woods and hills in the area, to see the charcoal pits, the wool spinning  workshop, the black bread oven, the sheepfolds, with tasting of the traditional cheeses, and the horse riding hours.

For those who feel brave enough, it can be even organized some activities practiced by local peoples such as mowing or blacksmiths works, and for those who are more lazy, they may enjoy the delights in traveling in a cart filled up with hay. Calendar of events Viscri may include: Crown Flowers Feast (29 June), Summer Schools for various arts and botany, organ concerts and pre- and classical music at the Church. What is going more around: the Festival of Medieval Art and Craft from Sighisoara, Young Boys Festival in Brasov or Cheese or Wine Feasts in Rupea and Brasov. Considering the village, quite rightly considered by locals as “The Earth’s Belly”, natives of Viscri are proud in telling that: “Whoever comes to Viscri, sticks for ever!

Viscri 44

According to Wikipedia:

The village of Viscri (German: Deutschweißkirch or simply Weißkirch; Hungarian: Szászfehéregyháza), which had a population of 467 in 2002, is best known for its highly fortified church, originally built around 1100 AD. It is part of the villages with fortified churches in Transylvania, designated in 1993 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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