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. Our Sighisoara tour itinerary planner makes visiting Church on the Hill and other Sighisoara attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • After a nice climb you come over at the Church. The local guide told his story in English. The frescoes are partially preserved.
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  • Through out history the Romanian people have been subjected to numerous invasions so they built churches on hill tops with a fortified wall around to protect the church and villages from attack. This ...  more »
  • It is up the stairs with a roof from the Church. Green and serene place. And came up to the top of the mountain was a hot day, so I'm not seeing! I thought. The front of the church cemetery. Tickets are 8 Lei pictures are OK. Lent a copy of a description written in Japan, say, Japan is asked at the entrance from where it came. Like that of many other countries. Church, small, moderately and is not kebakebashiku, simply nice I think. There was little small pipe organ. Small and cute. And I like jam, and eat like a lady, but they can not sell tickets at the door, and pizza while selling tickets. (Lol) well I'm friendly.
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To fully enjoy Sighisoara's old-world charm, book a room in a guesthouse, hostel, bed and breakfast, or hotel in the medieval town center. Stay close to the citadel, the clock tower, or the Covered Staircase to be surrounded by 16th-century Saxon houses. The town is quite small, so book in advance, as it is a popular tourist destination.
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