We are asking for donations for the Transylvanian landscape of fortified churches: on the one hand for concrete projects and on the other hand for the running activities of the Fortified Churches Foundation.

Șoarș / Scharosch bei Fogarasch

Medieval fortified church with valuable stone carvings to be preserved!

The fortified church of Șoarș (near Făgăraș) has been gradually restored since 2016 in cooperation with the local community of Soarș and the parish of Făgăraș. In the next construction phase, the 14 supporting pillars are to be restored. For this we kindly ask for your donation.

Current Donations (21.08.2023): 84.890,00 EUR

Măgheruș / Maniersch

The buttresses at the Măgheruș fortified church needs to be repaired. Please support this measure with your donation.

Necessary Amount: 5.300,00 EUR
Current Donations (21.08.2023): 3.900,00 EUR

Dupuș / Tobsdorf

The medieval church in Dupuș is to be repaired and restored step by step. In a first construction phase, emergency repairs are planned to stop further decay.

Necessary Amount: 2.500,00 EUR
Current Donations: (21.08.2023): 720,00 EUR

Copșa Mare / Großkopisch

The association Pro Groß Kopisch e.V. has been committed to the preservation of the fortified church since 2016 and is supported by the Fortified Churches Foundation. In the next construction phase, the roof of the west tower with its elaborate wooden construction is to be restored.

Necessary Amount: 20.000,00 EUR
Current Donations (21.08.2023): 1.500,00 EUR

Organ Agnita

The organ in the church of Agnita was built in 1850 by Carl Schneider. It is partially functional, but an overhaul and some repairs are necessary to keep the instrument playable. It is one of the most beautiful and significant organs in the wider area and the goal is to integrate it into a tourist concept for the region.

Current Donations (21.08.2023): 371,00 EUR

Maintenance Programme

Donation Target: 3.600,00 EUR
Current Donations: 900,00 EUR

Tower Clock Programme

Donation Target: 3.000,00 EUR
Current Donations: 1.200,00 EUR


If you would like to support the work of the Fortified Churches Foundation in the long term, please help us by making an endowment. This flows into our capital stock and thus increases the foundation’s assets. The larger these assets are, the more income we can generate from them to finance our work.

Donation Accounts:

Romania: Donations in RON

Account holder: Fundatia Biserici Fortificate
IBAN: RO 02 BTRL RONC RT03 1735 8401

Romania: Donations in EUR

Account holder: Fundatia Biserici Fortificate
IBAN: RO 49 BTRL EURC RT03 1735 8401

Germany: Support Association (in EUR)

Account holder: Förderverein Kirchenburgen e.V.
IBAN: DE 37 3506 0190 1566 3690 16

Please specify an intended use – the name of a certain fortified church, a project or simply „Fortified Churches Foundation“ in case you wish to support our organization.

Donation receipts can be issued according to German and Romanian law. Please send us your contact information in order to receive a receipt:

The donation receipts are usually issued at the beginning of a year for the previous year.