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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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  • Beautiful rain or shine (we got both) Take your time and just dander around some of the smaller streets off the beaten path for some pretty little houses with some local character and colour! 
  • Find a parking place and walk up to the citadel. Lovely old buildings (including Vlad the Impaler's birthplace) and pretty town squares. You can either walk up the covered stairs (176 of them) or take...  more »
  • I've visited Sighisoara on a couple of occasions recently. Last visit I stayed overnight at Casa Wagner which is located in the Citadel Central Square. A beautiful setting and very historic place to v...  more »