Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council), Sibiu

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Get a window into Transylvania's Germanic history at Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council), one of the city's most prominent historic buildings. Located in the heart of Old Town, the tower dates back to the 13th century, when Saxon merchants built grand fortified towns across the region. Admire the sturdy architecture of the tower, which was once part of the city's ring of defensive walls. You'll notice the stacked sections and the large clock on each side. Climb the spiral staircase to the top for a sweeping view of medieval Sibiu. Put Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council) and other Sibiu attractions into our Sibiu holiday planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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Where to stay in Sibiu

Immerse yourself in Sibiu's medieval feel by staying in or near to the city's main square, Piata Mare, or the upper and lower town areas of Orasul de Sus and Orasul de Jos. Here you will be within walking distance of most of the main attractions, as well as public transportation. Choose from a variety of hostels and quality boutique hotels, or try something different and stay at an economical pension-style guesthouse located in the countryside. Book ahead of time, especially if you will be visiting on weekends or during festivals.
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  • Had a great time walking and feeding the birds. There was also a farmer's market, and at the right time we heard the bells ring. During the evenin wear warm cloths.  more »
  • Of course during the stay in Sibiu you should visit this building too. The one of the places around which makes the city beautiful  more »
  • A climb to the top windows gives you great views over the city. There are a few places where you can stop and look at hte internal structure.  more »
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  • One of the oldest tower in the Town of Sibiu offering great views over the town and the surrounding mountains! Entrance fee is very cheap ( about 0.50 Euro ) but you will get a great experience climbing the tower`s old stairs and once reaching the top you will have a great feel of accomplishment! Must try it as long as you visit Sibiu! Definitely one of the best panoramic views over Sibiu!
  • The tower is great and at the top of it you get a great panorama. All the stairs you are climbing are taking you to a breathless view. 😊
  • A great place in Sibiu. Dont forget to cross the liars bridge.
  • A fantastic tower offering a fantastic view over the old Sibiu. You can also see the clock from the inside of the tower (the mechanism and the parts of it). The entrance is about 2 lei (50 cent).
  • Very nice view. Nice tower as well.