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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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  • You'll probably find yourself in the vicinity of the church after climbing up the old steps anyway so it's well worth taking a while to walk around the grounds, namely the charming little cemetery tha...  more »
  • The Church of the Hill is the oldest monument preserved in Sighisoara. It is an impressive example of Gothic and although the wall paintings were lost in the various amendments, is is doing an excellent job of recovery that is bringing to light the remains of the old oil paintings that still preserve bright colours despite the elapsed time. To highlight the collection boxes of gifts and the sculptured tombstones. Visit essential.
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  • The walk is well worth to get to see this beautiful Church. The painting are beautiful and the crypt is an experience.