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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  • This is one of the best cities to visit in Transilvania.The city is well preserved and it gives you the feeling that you are living in another century.  more »
  • Saxon town founded in the 13rd century, is home to the birthplace of Dracula. Indifferent to the subject of vampires, we found a lot of interesting things in this ancient town.
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  • Great little town with a magical atmosphere, surrounded by fortified walls, walking through its narrow cobbled streets lined with colorful houses from the roofs one has the impression of stepping back in time. The Citadel, the old city is a UNESCO World Heritage site, do not forget that here was born the famous Vlad Tapes said the Impaler. Not to be missed.
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