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Clock Tower, Sighisoara

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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. Put Clock Tower and other Sighisoara attractions into our Sighisoara family vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Its a decent museum of sorts as you climb your way up and i guess this should be the number one thing to do in Sighisoara (after enjoying the town of course). Spend 10-15 minutes soaking in the view f...  more »
  • Beautiful view when from the top, interesting things inside about the history of the romanians, amazing clock sistem and so nice figures around the clock. Tale care at the steps, some of them need ate...  more »
  • Located in the center of the city The Clock Tower is a must see. It's worth climbing the stairs for the great views. There is also allot to see in the History Museum inside.  more »
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  • Beautiful fortress view fom the highest floor of the tower. There is a museum inside.
  • Sadly it was raining when we were here. But very nice to climb up the tower and see the city from above. Also Vlad Tepes childhood house can be visited.
  • A place worth visiting! The view is amazing over the City!
  • Worth the climb; eclectic collection of genuine bygones and a great view
  • it's a must vist the view from up ther is really great

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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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