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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.
Tours to Sighisoara Historic Center
Footsteps of Saxons day tour, in Transylvania, from Targu Mures BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $57
Duration: 9 to 11 hours
Rupea Citadel - Viscri - Sighisoara Day Trip from Brasov BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $45
Duration: 7 to 10 hours
Sighisoara Historic Center Reviews
Un pequeño centro histórico compacto y muy fácil de recorrer. Lleno de lugares interesantes. De día y también de noche. more »A small historic centre and very easy to navigate. Full of interesting places. By day and also at night.
So many steps to get to citadel. Rock roads make it hard for walking. Love being in history. It's been left as 100years ago. Soups are really good. Walk around most of outside of citadel also walk aro... more »
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