Sighisoara is a historic region of Transylvania, in which German craftsmen and merchants (the Transylvanian Saxons) were invited by the King of Hungary during the 12th century, to settle and defend the frontier. Listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, central Sighisoara has preserved in an exemplary way the features of a small medieval fortified city. The landmark of the city is The Clock Tower, a 64 meter high tower build in 1556. It is presently a Museum of History.
Founded by Transylvanian Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara (Schassburg in German) still stands as one of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval towns in Europe. Designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this perfectly intact 16th century gem with nine towers, cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches rivals the historic streets of Old Prague or Vienna for atmospheric magic. It is also the birthplace of Vlad Dracula, also known as Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler - ruler of the province of Walachia between 1456 and 1462) the character who inspired Bram Stoker's fictional creation, Count Dracula.
EXPERIENCE in Sighisoara:
• Sighisoara Medieval Festival - a 3 days festival that takes you throw time and space. The citadel is crowded by tourist and with music and cultural activitives (theatre, painting, sculpture, handicraft demonstrations and exhibitions etc.)
• Pro Etica is a annual interethnic music and art festival. Here we'll see indoor and otdoor performances (film, music, dance) of representatives of most ethnic groups living in Romania.
EXPLORE the city of Sighisoara:
• Sighisoara Citadel is a 12th century Saxon edifice. The citadel si the historic center of the city and is still inhabited
• Clock Tower (Turnul cu Ceas) was built in the 14th century and it stands at 60 meters tall atop the citadel hill. The Clock Tower is a History museum.
• Monastery Church (Biserica Manastirii) is Lutheran church built in late Gothic style in the 13th century, by the Dominican Order
• Weapon Museum located next to Vlad's birthplace. Although a very small museum, it contains an interesting selection of medieval weapons (swords, arrows, etc.).
• Covered Staircase (Scara Scolarilor) is an old stone staircase with a wooden roof along the whole span. This leads up to the Church on the Hill, the cemetery and the Joseph Haltrich High School.
• Church on the Hill (Biserica din Deal) is a Lutheran church in late Gothic style, contains many frescoes and a crypt.
• Vlad Dracul House (Casa Vlad Dracul) is the place where Vlad Tepes "The Impaler", the infamous Dracula, was born.
• Bust of Vlad Tepes - located around the corner from his birthplace, within sight of the Clock Tower.
• Vila Franka is a restaurant located near the Citadel of Sighisoara, thata offers an outstanding panorama point.
Stept back in time to take a walk through the town's hilly streets with their original medieval architecture and the beautiful mix of cobbled alleys, secluded squares, steep stairways, towers, turrets of the enchantingly preserved citadel Sighisoara.
Romania awaits for you to DISCOVER, EXPERIENCE, EXPLORE Sighisoara - the medieval city. Come with us and have an Idyllic Romania holiday with a unique experience, by booking one of our tours or just send us your enquiry and we will configure a tailor made program, just for you and your friends.
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