This is a defense tower inside the fortified church in Biertan, Romania, was built between 15-16 century.

Defense tower, posted on both inner and outer ring of Plaev Marych's walls. (Biertan, Romania, was built between century.

Biertan Fortified Church, Transylvania, Romania

This photo from Sibiu, West is titled 'Fortified Church of Birthälm'.

Transylvania, Saxon fortified church of Biertan, near Sighisoara

Transylvania, Saxon fortified church of Biertan, near Sighisoara

Biertan - another beautiful fortified church in Transylvania.  Photo by http://www.superstock.com/stock-photos-images/1566-469595

Biertan - another beautiful fortified church in Transylvania.

Biertan is one of the most important Saxon villages with fortified churches in Transylvania, having been on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1993. The Biertan fortified church was the see of the Lutheran Evangelical Bishop in Transylvania between 1572 and 1867.

Biertan is one of the most important Saxon villages with fortified churches in Transylvania, having been on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1993. The Biertan fortified church was the see of the Lutheran Evangelical Bishop in Transylvania between 1572 and 1867.

fairytale land Photo by Nicu Hoandra — National Geographic Your Shot

fairytale land Photo by Nicu Hoandra — National Geographic Your Shot

Biertan ... Romania  by Dan Simoaica

Romania by Dan Simoaica

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