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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. To visit Sighisoara Historic Center and other attractions in Sighisoara, use our Sighisoara itinerary planner.
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  • We took a 2 and a half hour train ride from Brasov to Sighisoara. The ride itself was a treat.. Beautiful views along the way. The town itself though, felt abandoned. Perhaps it was because we got the...  more »
  • The tourist arrives so excited and get somewhat disappointed, it is expected that in summer it is different, because in winter or a grace, except the romanticism of the cityhood of Vlad the Impaler.
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  • It broke my heart to see that the old town of Sighisoara is DEAD. I was thinking of other historical towns in Germany or Western Europe, how busy and crowded they must be in December, and here I was i...  more »