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In April 2012 we explored a few cities in Transylvania. Our trip started in Targu Mures and ended in Cluj Napoca. In between we stayed for two nights in Sighisoara, which was our main destination on this holiday.
The history of Sighisoara dates back to the 12th century when it was founded by German craftsmen and merchants, also known as Transylvanian Saxons. Nowadays it is one of the best preserved medival towns in Europe and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1999.
Sighishoara's historic centre is located on a hill and dominated by a medieval citadel. It consists of several towers, churches and many colourful burgher houses, which line the cobbled streets and squares.
“Between me and the moonlight flitted a great bat, coming and going in great, whirling circles."
--- Bram Stoker ---
- Pros:Well preserved old town; beautifully illuminated at night.
- Cons:Probably overcrowed with day tourists in high season.
- In a nutshell:Sigishoara - Medieval pearl of Transylvania.
Between the 14th and 16th century the craft guilds of Sighisoara erected 14 towers to protect the town. Nine of these... more travel advice
We left Sighisoara by direct IR train to Cluj Napoca. The 203 km trip took approximately 3,5 hours. As our train came... more travel advice
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