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The 271st fortification on my page is Sz ...

The 271st fortification on my page is Szelindek (Stulzenbrich, Slimnic)

Nov 30, 2021

In Szelindek, there is a so-called "peasant castle" and a fortified church near to it. They belonged to the Saxon inhabitants who took shelter in them in perilous times.

The castle's German word "Stolchumbercht" appeared first in 1282. It is thought to have been built by a “geréb” family in the 14th or in 15th century. The word “geréb” comes from the German word for Gräve (Graf=Comes), they were higher ranked German Saxon soldiers or officers in the Middle Ages in Transylvania.

You can read more about the history of this magnificent castle on my page where you can find more pictures:

https://www.hungarianottomanwars.com/transylvania/szelindek/

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