The Calnic Castle | One of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites

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An old nobiliary residence and one of the best preserved monuments in Transylvania, included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites

In the 13th century, Calnic Castle was the home of the Kelling noble family, a dungeon defended by high walls and surrounded by moats. After the last noble descendants of the family lost their prerogatives, the Saxons living in Transylvania at the time took over the castle and used it as a refuge during rough times. Its history does not record bloody battles or sieges, yet the castle has a tunnel which remained secret for a long time and was used for different ‘purposes’, such as connecting the castle to the church cemetery outside its walls. Nowadays, the castle hosts the International Cultural Centre and in its medieval setting various concerts, art exhibits and symposiums take place.

Calnic Castle