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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  • A hidden gem even to many locals... an historic centre steeped in history and with so many interesting things to see  more »
  • Historic centre of Sighişoara-a must when visiting Romania. Beautifully preserved historic centre is located on a hill, offering beautiful views. Vintage houses, towers and walls, the clock tower, all though took and moved from the 15-th century. The small historic centre and walk around it will not take much time, but if you could be there pass, stop. Although this kind of road to the hill with the historic center, it's unlikely you'll be able to drive past.
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  • It is a medieval city, to edge River, with a walled chaired by the clock tower. In that place, that does not seem to have been contaminated by the years of communism, the tumultuous past of Romania can live and learn the true history of the bloodthirsty Vlad Tepes (Dracula), as this his birthplace, although this part is the least its gastronomy is very good, and of course the great white wines of the region
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