Regular designed round village, the only one of this type in the Banat area. The inner diameter is about 210 m.

On 5th of March, 1779 Johann Caspar Steube writes about the village in his third letter from Temeswar [Steube]:

"I would like to give you a chorograpie about this village, which may be unique in its kind. In the middle of the village there is a well with good water and with a roof. This well is surounded by a perfect circle of mulberies. Around this plantation there is a round treeless square and around this square there is again a round range of mulberies. Behind these trees the houses are also built in a circle. Each house has got a wide court with the necessary stables and barns, behind this court there is a garden and behind the garden there is a vineyard. None of the houses is an inch higher than the others and all of them have the same distance one from the other."

Griselini wrote in the year 1780: "I liked the layout of Charlottenburg, which forms a circle round a mulbery plantation, very much". The following plan is taken out of the book Griselini wrote. More old maps can be found under the menu Urbarium.

Alter Ortsplan


One still can find today 34 old mulberies in the village. Some of them could have been planted during the settlement.
It has been told that during or after World War one a biplane landed on a field next to the village. The German pilot's attention was attracted by the round form of the village and he wanted to see who lives in that beautyful place.