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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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  • This Church was nice but not Fabulous like other churches I'd seen in Romania. It was closed the whole time I was there. 
  • It's a church. There's a crypt. Beyond saying, "I've seen the only church with a crypt in Transylvania" I don't see the point. And I love history. But it can look very pretty as the afternoon light hi...  more »
  • This part of town is Saxon/Lutheran characterized. And the Church is therefore very different from the Romanian-orthodokse. Old and erverdig with corresponding parish Academy. Cemetery just west of the Church.
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