Must see attractions in Sighişoara

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    Sighişoara's delightful medieval buildings are enclosed within its citadel, a Unesco-listed complex of protective walls and watchtowers. Walking in the…

  • Casa Vlad Dracul

    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…

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    Clock Tower

    The multicoloured-tiled roof of Sighişoara’s Clock Tower glitters like the scales of a dragon. The tower was built in the 14th century and expanded 200…

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    Church on the Hill

    Don't miss hiking up the covered stairway to 'School Hill' (418m) to admire this evocative late-Gothic, triple-naved church. Originally a 13th-century…

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    Church of the Dominican Monastery

    This late-Gothic church has a spooky air, and guards a trove of baroque finery inside. First mentioned in 1298, the church was rebuilt between 1482 and…

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    Scholars' Stairway

    From Piaţa Cetăţii, turn south up Str Şcolii to reach the 176-step covered stairway, which has tunnelled its way up the hill since 1642. With light…

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    Flowing behind the Church on the Hill, this lofty cemetery with views over Sighişoara is a suitably spine-chilling spot to ramble after visiting the…

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    Breite Ancient Oak Tree Reserve

    Escape the crowds and visit the enchanting Breite Ancient Oak Tree Reserve, 2km west of town. Its 133 hectares boast 800-year-old oaks, with…

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    Piaţa Cetăţii

    Gem-sized Piaţa Cetăţii is the heart of old Sighişoara. It was here that markets, craft fairs, public executions, impalings and witch trials were held.

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    Roman Catholic Church

    Built in 1896, after the demolition of the Franciscan convent, St Joseph's thoroughly modern appearance owes to a fire and complete restoration carried…

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    Statue of Vlad Ţepeş

    Behind the Church of the Dominican Monastery is a Statue of Vlad Ţepeş (sometimes known as 'The Impaler'), showing the legend with a bewildered look and…

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    Tinsmiths' Tower

    The top-heavy Tinsmiths' Tower is one of the most easily recognisable, both for its height (25m) and its octagonal upper level. A siege in 1704 left scars…

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    Tailors' Tower

    This tower was built to guard over the back entrance to the citadel. As with many of the buildings here, the tower was engulfed in a massive fire in 1676…

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    Blacksmiths' Tower

    Dating to 1631, this pointy-roofed watchtower was once managed by Sighişoara's medieval guild of blacksmiths.

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    Bootmakers' Tower

    Dating from the 16th century, the Bootmakers' Tower was a key point of defence from the northern end.

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    War Memorial

    Simple granite monument marking fallen soldiers.