The citadel of Darjiu is the main defense of this small Transylvanian Saxon village. The Saxons are a people ve came from Germany to populate these distant lands donated by the King of Hungary. It was to defend against invasions. Then Darjiu was built with a fortress from the 15th century in order to house the entire population there, in the event that something happened. Each family general had a room to put all of their valuable items and to close them in if an enemy ever came. Saxons also had quite a few advantages like not paying as many taxes as the Romanians, or not to be dominated by a count, living with more freedom, and subsequently, they left as the richest in the medieval times, more than any people of Romania.