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Church on the Hill, Sighisoara

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Climb the 175 steps of the covered wooden scholars' stairway to reach Church on the Hill, which shelters 16th- and 17th-century tombs in the crypt below the main altar. The church was erected gradually from 1345 to 1525 on the upper plateau of a hill offering broad views over the town and the road. Inside look for decorated fragments of the late 15th-century frescoes, funerary sculptures, and polyptych shrines brought from other churches. Notice the 15th-century carved pulpit and stone holy water font. Visit the nearby graveyard, the final resting place of the Saxons who built this citadel, which is included in the World Heritage List. Add Church on the Hill to your Sighisoara travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Sighisoara vacation planner.
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  • The Church itself is normalita and not I woke up too much interest but since the entrance was very cheap, went to see her. The visit includes the entrance to the crypt that is under the altar which I call more attention.
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  • Church on the hill. There is a statue of Bran on the side of it. It was very interesting to see. Would recommend if you are in Sighisoara.  more »
  • Peaceful place. This ghotic church has a special charm to it This church was painted entirely inside and partially outside. Fragments saved from interior paintings are among the most precious murals i...  more »