photo by Constantin B.

The fortress is among the most spectacular and mysterious medieval citadels in Transylvania and it is a true historic monument. Visitors are thrilled when discovering this place, and encountering a world of the past. This is actually a Saxon settlement which was first mentioned papers in 1289, but was actually founded sometime in the 12th century. The fortress is made up of 9 towers, the most representative being The Clock Tower. It got its name because of the figurine clock, at the 4th floor, unique in Romania.

It is also worth visiting the Hill Church, a valuable architectural monument of the fortress, the covered stair built in 1662, to facilitate the children's access to the up hill school. Initially it had 300 stairs, protected by a roof, but after the modifications in 1849 only 175 stairs remained.

Sighisoara is a true phenomenon of modern times. Older than the majority of the European capitals, it seems to be insensitive to time and changes, keeping its quiet medieval town aura, refusing to accept the realities of the 21st century.

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