Sighisoara Historic Center, Sighisoara

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Go back to the time of medieval craftspeople and merchants at Sighisoara Historic Center, a small, fortified town--now a World Heritage Site--built by Saxon settlers in the 12th century. This was the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, a daunting Romanian ruler whose life story inspired the legend of Dracula. Strategically built on a hill, the town played an important commercial role on the route between Central Europe and the Ottoman Empire. Walk amidst the stone and brick houses topped by high tiled roofs. Take the long stairway, covered by the 17th-century wooden roof and guarded by a clock tower, to reach the citadel on top of the hill. Nine out of the original 14 watchtowers remain standing on the citadel wall. Use our Sighisoara trip planner to visit Sighisoara Historic Center on your trip to Sighisoara, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • What a fantastic place this is!! Try one of the taverns, the beer is great and the food to die for..  more »
  • Medieval village with ancient walls, its history began in the 12th century, preserving its medieval appearance today in an extraordinary way. Beautiful romantic city, everything here remains strongly tied to the past and at the same time enhances the colors, colorful gem.
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  • Beautiful medieval city. We went in late July when the medieval party was taking place in the city. There were people dressed in typical clothing, music, fights representation etc. Up the wooden staircase and you will find a cemetery like horror movie! Walk calmly and will see many incredible scenarios, the photos look beautiful in this place so typical.
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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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