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Dumbraveni

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Armenian Catholic Church in Dumbraveni

Dumbraveni is a town in the north of Sibiu County, in the centre of Transylvania, central Romania. Before 1945, it was called Ibaşfalău (German: Elisabethstad", Saxon dialect: Eppeschdorf; Hungarian: Erzsébetváros). The town lies on the banks of the Târnava Mare River, 20 km east from the city of Mediaş, the second largest city in the county.

Dumbrăveni has two villages attached to it: Ernea (German: Ehrgang, Saxon dialect: Argung, Hungarian: Szászernye) and Şaroşu pe Târnave (German: Scharosch, Saxon dialect: Šuerš; Hungarian: Szászsáros).

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Dumbraveni has a train station and lies on the rail line 300 connecting Bucuresti (Nord) - Brasov - Sighisoara - Teius - Războieni - Cluj Napoca - Oradea. There are two InterRegio trains stopping on this route, connecting Bucuresti (Nord) to Satu Mare.

For more national connections, one can take the local trains to Sighisoara or Medias and then catch and InterRegio or InterCity trains there. For train timetables and fares, check Mersul Trenurilor [1]

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Dumbraveni is at roughly equal distance between Sighisoara and Medias (around 18km) and both cities are easily accessible by local Regio trains.

The Fortified Saxon Church of Biertan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993, is only 12km from Dumbraveni, 9km from Şaroşu pe Târnave vilage, which lies on the national road DN 14. Once you are at the village, you will see a sign towards Biertan on county road DJ 141B. Follow the road for 9km and you reach Biertan.

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  • Armenian Catholic Church (Biserica ArmeanoCatolica). Built between 1766-1791.  edit

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