Live Organ Concert, delicious outdoor brunch, a Fortress visit and two rambling sessions in one day trip. This is what we call a creatively tailored hike.
Duration: 8 hours
Bus Ride: 100 min
Hiking: 180 min
Difficulty Level: easy
Level difference: 296m/-343m
– Transport in a comfortable bus
– Tour Guide for the whole day
– Entrance fee at the Slimnic Fortress
– Guided tour at the Slimnic Fortress
How to book
Group Bookings will be available starting 1st of June 2020.
Individual Bookings will be available starting 1st of August 2020. Please find more details here.
1. Travel by bus to Hamba
2. Hiking Hamba – Slimnic
3. Slimnic Fortress and Village visit
4. Travel by bus to Gușterița
5. Fortified Evangelical Church visit and Organ Concert
6. Delicious brunch at the Fortified Church Gușterița
7. Travel by bus to Sibiu
* our hiking track from Hamba Village – Dealul Gusteriței is not represented on this Google Map. Only the stops accessible by car are displayed. Please view our Interactive Hiking Map for the whole hiking track.
Travel by bus to Hamba, where we start our hiking sessions towards Slimnic. When we arrive in Slimnic, we will visit the Fortress, located on a hill above the village. The big, red ruins can be seen from far away. This was a large ensemble of military architecture provided with defense towers. Inside the fortress there was also a small Gothic chapel, the only one that can still be admired today; the hall church to be erected was never completed due to the countless attacks on the fortress. The shaken history of the fortress and the numerous legends that accompany it make this fortress a mysterious and representative place for Transylvania.
We travel by bus to Guteriţa, currently the Sibiu district and one of the oldest settlements of the Transylvanian Saxons in this area and still retains the original typical rural structure. The proximity to the city brought to the settlement multiple economic benefits, but at the same time it turned it into a target for enemies. The place has been destroyed so many times, that its resistance can only be viewed with admiration. In 1600 it is burned to the ground by the troops of Commander Basta, in 1658 it is massively destroyed by the Turks, in 1661 it is desolated by the troops of Ali Pasha, devastated by fire in 1690 and 1698, predated by the curtains in 1701 and above all settled and the plague.
Here we will visit The Evangelical Church Gusteriţa, which, like many other Romanesque basilicas in Sibiu, was built at the end of the 13th century and the beginning 14th century. We will enjoy a live organ concert, followed by a delicious brunch.
The Evangelical Church, Gusteriţa – © Dragoş Dumitru