Besides it`s hystorical well known treasure, the medieval fortified citadel, Sighisoara hides another unique treasure, this time a natural one. Three km away from the city lies the Braite Plateau, a typical case of culturally- modified forest, unique in Eastern Europe, based on a model brought by the Saxons who arrived here in the twelfth century. There are 608 oak trees on the Breite plateau, of which more than 450 are between 400 and 900 years old. Besides the oaks, the plateau is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna species, many of them protected under international conventions. Bears and wolfs still roam the forests, rare birds as the lesser spotted eagle, the corncrake, bee-eaters, hoopoes and the ural owl can often be seen on our tours.