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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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  • We went there at the end of our day visit in Sighisoara, just to see another church… We had a nice surprise to see one that can compete with Europe’s famous Medieval cathedrals. Built over a period of...  more »
  • לצפונו של מגדל השעון ניצב המנה הגותי המרשים ביותר בכל טרנסילבניה ,הכנסיה על הגבעה,הנקראת כך על שום מיקומה בראש גבעת בית הספר.בניתה ארכה כמאתים שנה והיא הוקמה על שרידי בסיליקה רומית קדומה.היא כנסיה קתו...  more »
  • After going up the 200 stairs you can enjoy the beauty of the church and of the german school. There is a guide who will explain anything you need to know. There is also the very old german cemetery ....  more »