Sisi of Austria in Halmeag

Just ten minutes walking away from Merlelor, you will find an old and beautiful Lutheran Church that’s been built on the local cemetery in the second half of the Eleventh century. For as well the in and the outside, you might be able to notice the transition from a Romanesque to a more Gothic style in architecture and design.

Together with Bertina, I walked up to the cemetery, which is situated around the Church. This graveyard is an important monument that presents the historical line of Halmeag families through generations. Something unusual is centered in between the stones; it is a marbled bust of Empress Elisabeth from Austria, better known as Sisi. It reminds us to the fact that Halmeag and the Transylvanian region belonged, until about two centuries ago, to the Austro-Hungarian Empire led by Franz Joseph I.

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