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. Arrange your visit to Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Sibiu using our Sibiu trip itinerary builder app .
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  • The great little old town of Sibiu now with a newer fragrance !The Tower,The Evangelical Church,The Bruckental Museum,The Bridge of Lies,and all the restaurants and terraces  more »
  • The best known of towers, linking the two main squares in the city, Piata Mare with Piata Mica. Surrounded by the original houses with the eyelid and typical craft stalls.
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  • Discover a well preserved tower of the old city's fortress. A perfect belvedere point of the old town and beyond.  more »
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  • We had great view (Panorama) over Sibiu. Also, you can see the Clock Mechanism. It's impressing. You can't miss this!
  • Great place to see Sibiu from another point. Do not go on weekend. Its better if you go during the week.
  • Very nice tower. Excellent view. The fee is very reasonable.
  • 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!
  • one of the most significant things to see in town.

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