Sighisoara Clock Tower, Sighisoara

4.6
Must see · Landmark · Tourist Spot
Climb to the wooden balcony at the top of Sighisoara 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 Sighisoara Clock Tower visit and explore what else you can see and do in Sighisoara using our Sighisoara planner.
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  • The Clock Tower is emblematic for the city. It is currently housing the History Museum of Sighisoara, where visitors can learn about the history of the city and see various well preserved objects and....  more »
  • it is indeed the most interesting tourist attraction in the city, You must visiting but I would also recommend reading about it because it is very interesting. the evening looks gorgeous!  more »
  • The clock tower is just mesmerizing. It is of course a must see and you just cannot stop starring at this very old filled with history tower.  more »
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  • The place is full of history. It's quite magical from this point of view and would definitely deserve a 5 star rating. Nevertheless, it's not so friendly when it comes to visitors speaking a different language than Romanian. Things need to improve. Being an interesting landmark is not enough sometimes...
  • What a great place! Filled with history, it's a monument and museum. You'll find various historical accounts about the town and surrounding area. The top view is breathtaking, with ample chance to see other landmarks and take in the sights of the valley below. If you're here, you MUST visit!
  • Great experience. Interesting rooms inside with different stories while climbing to the top. The view from the top is amazing. Worth visiting.
  • Arguably Sighisoara's most well-known building. The inside of the building houses a small exhibition and there are some great views across the old town from the top of the building.
  • Beautiful location, nice panorama on the city. Should you have time, visit the city during spring or autumn with less tourists. It is far different.

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