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 years later. It remains the prettiest sight in town, offering a magnificent panorama from the top. The views are as good a reason to visit as the museum inside, a patchy collection of Roman vessels, scythes and tombstones, and a scale model of the fortified town (English-language explanation is variable).

There is a punishing fee for taking photos inside the museum, so keep your camera away until you reach the viewing platform at the top. On the way up, you can see the clock’s clanking innards.

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