Historic Building in Sighişoara

Casa Dracula

Vlad Ţepeş (aka Dracula) was reputedly born in this house in 1431 and lived here until the age of four. It's now a decent restaurant, but for a small admission, the staff will show you Vlad's old room (and give you …
Church in Sighişoara

Church of the Dominican Monastery

This 15th-century Gothic church, which was closed for renovation at research time, became the Saxons’ main Lutheran church in 1556. Classical, folk and baroque concerts have been held here in the past. Hidden away b…
Church in Sighişoara

Church on the Hill

Powerfully evocative late-Gothic church is situated high atop 'School Hill' (420m) and is well worth the hike up here to see the restored interior, with remains of frescoes dating back to the 15th century. The peri…
Fortress in Sighişoara


Most of Sighişoara's sights are clustered in the compact old town - the delightful medieval Citadel - perched on a hillock and fortified with a 14th-century wall, to which 14 towers and five artillery bastions were …
Hill in Sighişoara

Covered Stairway

From the Piaţa Cetăţii, turn left up Str Şcolii to the 172 steps of the Covered Stairway, which has tunnelled its way up the hill since 1642.
Tower in Sighişoara

Goldsmiths' Tower

Around the citadel walls are the remnants of 14 towers erected by the guilds in the 14th to 16th centuries to protect the town from Turkish raids. The Goldsmiths’ Tower defended the southwestern corner, one of the m…
Museum in Sighişoara

Clock Tower

The symbol of the town is this magnificent medieval clock tower, built in the 14th century and expanded 200 years later. It originally housed the town council, but these days it's purely decorative. The clock and fi…
Square in Sighişoara

Piaţa Cetăţii

The quiet, miniscule Piaţa Cetăţii is the heart of old Sighişoara. It was here that markets, craft fairs, public executions, impalings and witch trials were held.
Church in Sighişoara

Roman Catholic Church

St Joseph Roman Catholic Church was built in 1894, after the demolition of the Franciscan convent. It is situated in the northeast of Sighişoara citadel, near the enclosure wall.
Monument in Sighişoara

Statue of Vlad Ţepeş

Hidden away behind the the Church of the Dominican Monastery is a Statue of Vlad Ţepeş (Dracula), showing the legend with a bewildered look and his trademark circa-1981 porno moustache.