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Turnișor (Romania)
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Basic data
State : RomaniaRomania Romania
Historical region : Transylvania
Circle : Sibiu
Municipality : Sibiu
Coordinates : 45 ° 48 '  N , 24 ° 8'  E Coordinates: 45 ° 47 '35 "  N , 24 ° 7' 30"  E
Time zone : EET ( UTC +2)
Height : 412  m
Residents : 10,000
Postal code : 550042
Telephone code : (+40) 02 69
License plate : SB
Structure and administration
Community type : district

Turnișor ( German Neppendorf , Hungarian Kistorony ) is a village in Transylvania ( Romania ). Administratively it is now an incorporated part of Hermannstadt ( Sibiu ).


The settlement was founded in the 13th century by Transylvanian-Saxon immigrants. In the 18th century, the Kurutz Wars and later the plague decimated the inhabitants of the village, so that many houses and farms remained uninhabited.

Evening mood over Turnișor in winter (2005)

From 1734 , Protestants (so-called Landler ) from the Salzkammergut and Carinthia , who had been driven from their homeland, were settled in Neppendorf - like Großau and Großpold as well .

Their descendants, some of whom still reside here today, differ from the Transylvanian Saxons living in the surrounding villages of the region in terms of their customs , dialect and costume .


The Protestant Church of Neppendorf.

Landmarks and buildings

  • Evangelical Church, first building in the 13th century, then repeatedly rebuilt and new buildings, last major reconstruction in 1911
  • Evangelical Academy Transylvania (EAS), laying of the foundation stone in 1997
  • Landler Museum
  • Palace of the Roma "Gypsy Emperor"


Neppendorf is on the national road ("DN") No. 1. In the middle of the 20th century, the place was connected to Sibiu via a tram . Sibiu Airport is on the western outskirts of Neppendorf (direct flights to Germany , Italy and Austria ).

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