The travelling exhibition The Transylvanian Landscape of Fortified Churches – A European Cultural Heritage of the Fortified Churches Foundation can be seen in the Franconian metropolis of Nuremberg until the end of this month. On 8 September 2023, the vernissage took place in the town hall of Bavaria’s second largest city.
Nuremberg City Hall is hosting the touring exhibition on the initiative of CSU city Councillor Werner Henning, who comes from Nadesch, and who opened the exhibition. Mayor Marcus König (CSU) addressed a greeting to the seventy or so guests who had turned up. In his greeting, Councillor Henning also informed the audience that Nuremberg is currently negotiating a town twinning with Brasov, which may further deepen the ties between Nuremberg and Transylvania.
Bishop Guib grateful for support
In his address, Bishop Reinhart Guib spoke of the enormous challenges facing the small Evangelical Church A. C. in Romania in the area of preservation and maintenance of the more than 160 fortified churches. He also thanked the guests, among whom were many Transylvanian Saxons who have emigrated to Germany, for their repeated willingness to help by providing financial and other support for the fortified churches. Representing official Romania, Consul Cristinel Petrescu from Munich addressed the visitors and emphasised Romania’s friendly relations with the Federal Republic of Germany in general and Nuremberg, where a strong Romanian diaspora lives, in particular.
Philipp Harfmann, Managing Director of the Fortified Churches Foundation, welcomed the guests with words of thanks and joy. The preservation of the fortified churches, said Harfmann, is a joint project of the Church with the Romanian and German states and with all associated supporters. He finally opened the substantive part of the evening with an introduction to the exhibition.
The Transylvanian Landscape of Fortified Churches – A European Cultural Heritage can be seen until 30 September in the foyer of the second floor of the town hall at Hauptmarkt 18. Admission is free of charge.
Kirchenburgenlandschaft Siebenbürgen – Ein europäisches Kulturerbe ist bis zum 30. September im Foyer der Zweiten Etage des Rathauses am Hauptmarkt 18 zu sehen. Der Eintritt ist kostenlos. Öffnungszeiten: Montag, Dienstag und Donnerstag von 8.30 Uhr bis 15.30 Uhr, Mittwoch und Freitag von 8.30 Uhr bis 12.30 Uhr.