Sathmar and theSathmar Swabians

05/11/12 - 06/17/12

The Sathmar Swabian settlement area is one of the Danube Swabian settlement areas. Romanians, Germans, Hungarians, Jews, Roma and Ruthenians have lived in the small region in northwest Romania for centuries. In this predominantly rural area, the cultural forms of expression – be it in architecture, clothing or language – have survived across borders and for a surprisingly long time. Between 1712 and 1832, German farmers who were predominantly Catholic were settled here in 32 communities.

A cooperation project between the Danube Swabian Central Museum and the cultural advisor for Southeast Europe