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A complete medieval church, erected 500 years ago has been put on sale in the village of Ţapu, Romania. The price is a bargain but it comes with a condition.

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The village of Ţapu, Sibiu county was once populated by Saxons, a German ethnic group in Transsylvania (szászok in Hungarian, saşi in Romanian). Decades ago, almost 400 Saxons lived here, and they filled the local church every Sunday. Today there are only 3 of them left and the church which lasted centuries, is now decaying. The church is surrounded by a stone wall, which is slowly crumbling. The interior has been devastated: the benches and the wooden floor broken and rotten, the altar and the organ stolen piece by piece. There is noone left to make reparations or clean the area and the church will collapse in a few years - Romanian news site Hotnews reports. The Evangelical Church District of Medias has decided to put up for sale the whole church for a symbolic price - well below EUR 10,000 - but the new owner must renovate it and perform regular maintenance on the building. According to Hotnews, nobody has been interested in the offer yet.
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