Clock Tower, Sighisoara

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Climb to the wooden balcony at the top of Clock Tower for panoramic views of the town. On your way up, peek into the mechanism of the clock, which rotates the painted wooden figurines of pagan gods personifying the days of the week. The tower was built as part of the city's defense system in the 14th century and used to control the main gate of the citadel. The four corner turrets symbolize the town's judicial autonomy. The roof of the tower gained its present Baroque form after a fire in 1676. The tower, which once stored the city's treasures, today houses its history museum. Plan your Clock Tower visit and explore what else you can see and do in Sighisoara using our Sighisoara planner .
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  • The most beautiful tower of Sighisoara. The historical museum of Sighisoara is located there. You have the possibility to look at the town from the top of tower and have a nice view.  more »
  • each floor has a small museum, you get to see the clock also from within and the view is of course beautiful.
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  • It housed the city assemblies and also is the main access point to the old Center of the city. Built in 1500, possesses an interesting symbolic character moving characters chimes every hour. The colorful ceramic and glazed roof.
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  • A fun and family friendly site to explore. The total cost for 2 adults and 2 kids was 38 Lei. The steps up are a mix of ladders and bricks. It might be difficult for elderly people to make it to the top but if it's not overly strenuous. There are many places to take breaks as well as museum style attractions that inform you about the tower's history. The view from the top is impressive and worth it.
  • 5...5...5...! MUST pay the 10 Lei (2.50 USD) t climb to the top for a 360 view of one of the most charming cities in the world!
  • The small museum inside worth a visit but the views from the tower are breathtaking
  • Nice place to see. But not much to do (in October. Maybe in the season is different).
  • lovely historic landmark, not the easiest to take a good photo. going up the tower, think twice, you would not really see much

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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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