The authentic beauty discovered in Viscri village became well-known around the world after Prince Charles of Wales came here, started promoting the Transylvanian identity and its natural wonders, also restoring here in 2006 an old saxon house (from 18th century), giving it his name.
Viscri is for sure worthy of the UNESCO World Heritage title. A very old, straight, unpaved road, welcoming you to a place where some days you can swear no one is living. That’s because there is a sense of tranquility, slow living and peace, time standing still, that you won’t meet in any other place or time.
Moving to Viscri, leaving city life behind
Viscri 125 is the first Saxon house in the village that we visited. The young hosts here are coming from Bucharest, as they left their city life and duties behind, moving to Viscri and building something that would last, like many other persons or couples did in the Transylvanian villages.
Discover while walking on a green alley, many details, colours, beautiful corners of the inside garden.
The restaurant and the living area, in the past the old barn, are separated from the two rebuilt houses. Inside this beautiful open space there is an original wooden structure kept and some modern elements added.
The rooms are all decorated with traditional furniture, hand woven carpets and natural materials. There is also an apartment, still keeping the basic, old, traditional style. It has two rooms and a shared bathroom, perfect for family.
Our favorite room is No. 6, placed upstairs, in one of the houses. We love its stairs welcoming you, the wide windows making the natural light entering beautifully inside the room.
The simple joyful things to do
Inside Viscri 125 reading a book by the fire, drinking a glass of wine outside, on the beautiful terrace during summer time, enjoying a short walk in the backyard garden where children can find space to play and run, are the best things to do. And, indeed, there is no place or time for something else.
At Viscri 125 is just one way to go when eating: Mrs. Viorica. The wonderful lady is cooking all kinds of delicious traditional meals, including amazing vegetarian options, so you will never get hungry or disappointed inside this place. Every meal is a feast, even if it is simple, but in that way in which every ingredient has its perfect place and flavour in your plate.
The traditional soups are all delicious, also the meat is good cooked. You must try our traditional dish – sarmale made here and also the vegetarian options which are always new and surprising.
Viscri is best known for its Fortified Church, originally built around 1100 AD, included in the UNESCO World Heritage. Visit the fortified church and the museum recreating the Saxon way of life.
Simply walking along Viscri
In the area there are many options and activities to follow: horse-drawn cart trips and tasting the local cheese (between May and September), mountain biking or trekking trail linking two Saxon villages (Criț and Meșendorf) to Viscri, truffle hunting in the woods (between September and December), observing the wild brown bear in the surrounding woods, admiring the beautiful diversity of wildflowers (some species extinct in the rest of Europe), simply walking along Viscri, enjoying the pastel facades of the houses, the domestic animals, the cows coming from the pastures, the geese walking and fighting and making the only big noise you can hear in the village.
There is something about Viscri that we couldn’t feel or find somewhere else. That’s why we always return for a special kind of emotion. Maybe the stillness, the time stopping for a while, the old life happening behind our eyes, our joy to see and observe it.
Viscri 125 will always be about authenticity, passion for things, Transylvanian homeland and wild travelers.
Viscri 125, Brașov County
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January 29, 2020