Prince Charles, a champion for the preservation of Saxon architecture
, makes annual visits to Transylvania, where he has a house 7 miles away.
It is an area of castles and fortified churches and has some of the best preserved mediaeval towns in Europe, featuring Old Saxon architecture
and citadel ruins.
Rasnov is one of the best known tourist destinations preferred for its Medieval Saxon architecture
. The well known "peasant" town was built by the Teutonic Knights, during the 13th century, after a Tartar invasion.