Homorod fortified church

Homorod (German: Hammeroden) is a commune in Braşov County, Romania. During the XII century, in the time of King Geza II, came settlers from Flanders (hospites flandrenses), who speak a language slightly different from that of the Saxons, but they were all of German origin. They settled on a hill near the village Homorod today, and the place was then called Petersdorf, after St. Peter, who was patron of the church.

At the end of the XIII century, the residents began to build a Romanic Church type room, different from the plan with three aisles of most Saxon churches. The triumphal arch is intra-muros and the old choir is hidden in the ground floor of the East tower. His walls are decorated with frescoes dating from three periods (centuries XIII, XIV and XV). Choir room ceiling is squared, vaulted on ogives vaulted, a semicircular apse, a bell tower with gallery on the west. Along with the building of the fortification walls, the church was fortified too, the choir and apse being contained in a strong tower.

The strong Saxon peasant fortification, built around the Evangelical-Lutheran Church was never been conquered. The first site is rectangular and was built in the fifteenth century. It has towers on the corners, and between the towers, the walls had two stacked patrol roads, which relies on wooden consoles. On the west side is a small tower that guards the entrance gate.