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Sighisoara Historic Center, Sighisoara

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Historic Walking Area Tourist Spot
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. To visit Sighisoara Historic Center and other attractions in Sighisoara, use our Sighisoara itinerary planner.
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  • It's a pleasure. To visit sighisoara and each time i discover new stuff. I've visited with my friends and we had really good weather, the people are always nice and helpful and you have a lot of place...  more »
  • Sighisoara can be considered the image of medieval city in Romania. Many buildings are restored but there is a lot of work to underline all attractions of the city.  more »
  • Charming center, they're many plazas connecting each other. Its colourful and just the beginning of a really nice town.  more »