Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council), Sibiu

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#1 of 12 in Historic Sites in Sibiu County
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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  • August 19, 2017
    Stand out in the market. Very distinctive element, visible in many of my photos. In fact the fourth time I've been in Sibiu, in the pictures of all trips is this tower, and only now more interested in it and read about it. ..
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  • August 18, 2017
    So many tourists walk by without climbing the tower and this is a pity. There are exhibitions on the different floors and some of them are interesting. The amazing thing is the view you have over the ...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    It's very nice if you are a tourist. When you first go in there is a room in which you can read about Sibiu and look at a historic model of the city. There are a couple of empty rooms in the way up to...  more »
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  • April 12, 2017
    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!
  • June 1, 2017
    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. 😊
  • June 23, 2017
    A great place in Sibiu. Dont forget to cross the liars bridge.
  • March 5, 2017
    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).
  • June 4, 2017
    Very nice view. Nice tower as well.

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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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