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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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Where to stay in Sighisoara

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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  • The climb was fun but the Church was just about OK. Although, since there isn't too much to do around Sighisoara (apart from enjoying the stunning beauty of the town), one might consider doing this  more »
  • It's a nice church on top of the hill close to the old school. There is also a cemetery nearby. You can admire the beautiful paintings inside and also visit the crypt. Worth stopping by.  more »
  • Very interesting church next to Saxon cemetery. Some wonderful tomb slabs inside the church, you can also visit the crypt. There are some wall paintings and triptychs of St Nicolas and St Martin that ...  more »