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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. Put Clock Tower and other Sighisoara attractions into our Sighisoara family vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Excellent visit, the clock tower. We loved mostly the views around. Definitely cool.
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  • The tower will no doubt feature in most of your photos of the town; it is stunning. But it's equally worth the small fee to take a trip up the tower, across ancient creaking floorboards and up the woo...  more »
  • Interesting exhibits, but surely the real gem is the tower itself. Exciting climb all the steps absolutely original. Very charming even the view from above with the indication of the distance from various European cities and no. Definitely a must-see the photo with the distance from the North Pole
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  • Greatest highlight of Sighisoara citadell. Hosts the history museum, great views from the top and inside you can find the model of the old city from the 17 hundreds.
  • Fair price. Good views from the tower. Boring as a museum. Fair price to visit.
  • A nice museum where you can see medieval finds. The view from the tower is wonderful
  • Very nice view from the observers deck. Clock mechanism is well preserved and runs great.
  • Wonderful view over the town of Sighişoara. It was totally worth it to climb the stairs.