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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  • August 19, 2017
    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 »
  • August 18, 2017
    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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  • August 18, 2017
    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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  • July 29, 2017
    Beautiful fortress view fom the highest floor of the tower. There is a museum inside.
  • May 25, 2017
    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.
  • April 18, 2017
    A place worth visiting! The view is amazing over the City!
  • June 11, 2017
    Worth the climb; eclectic collection of genuine bygones and a great view
  • March 19, 2017
    it's a must vist the view from up ther is really great

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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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