The Repser Land

A trip to Europe

Rental exhibition with 15 displays

The Michael Schmidt Foundation, in cooperation with the Association of Transylvanian Saxons and the cultural advisor for Southeast Europe, created an exhibition on the subject of “The Repser Land”. The exhibition focuses on two parts of the country, the Repser Land and the Fagaras Region, which are of particular importance for the Transylvanian Saxons as well as for other ethnic groups living in Transylvania. Both its special geopolitical location – Fagarash borders on Wallachia and thus on the old Romanian principality – as well as due to the early settlement by the Siegenburg Saxons – gave the country a permanent center of attention in all historical developments. Romanian, German and Hungarian traditions have been mingling in the Carpathian arch for centuries, which is evident in the abundance of picturesque towns and villages. Above all, the countless fortified churches and castle ruins in Transylvania have become tourist magnets. The chair Reps / Kosder (Scaunul Rupea, Köhalomszek) was the most easterly chair after the Kosd brook, also known as the Kosder chair. The first documentary mention of the Fagaras region goes back to the year 1291. According to this, Ugrinus requested the Hungarian king to be awarded the land here, although the local population also acknowledged that these belong to him. Later the Fagaras area came under the Saxon University of Nations for a time, but before that under the rule of the Transylvanian princes. The Fagaras Castle, built at the beginning of the 14th century, played an important role and expanded over the next few decades.

Exhibition texts

The exhibition texts are in German.

Exhibition technology

The exhibition consists of 15 display elements measuring 90 x 220 cm. Each item is packed in its own bag. The individual display elements can be set up quickly and easily.

Loan Conditions

The insurance value of the exhibition is 15,000 euros. Associations and institutions can borrow the traveling exhibition free of charge. The exhibition can be transported with a normal car. A loan agreement is concluded for borrowing.


The exhibition was realized by the Michael Schmidt Foundation in cooperation with the Association of Transylvanian Saxons and the cultural advisor for Southeast Europe from the Danube Swabian Central Museum in Ulm.

Contact Person

Please inform yourself about the exhibition at (0731) 96 254-115.