Sighisoara Historic Center, Sighisoara

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Must see · World heritage site · 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. 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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  • Hotel **** Casa Georgius Krauss Sighisoara is the best choice when the plan to visit real historical places in Romania. Well done Restauration based on solid documentation 8 years ago, proved that...  more »
  • This place is to overpromoted, would recomend it only if its in your way on. Alba Iulia Historic Center is underrated and much nicer. In Sighisoara you will find a few restaurants, some stairs and a.....  more »
  • Amazing. This is a must go if you visit Sighisoara. It's beautiful and super quick to visit. So just go  more »

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