"Sigishoara - Medieval pearl of Transylvania" Top 5 Page for this destination Sighisoara by HORSCHECK

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Clock Tower (Tumul cu Ceas) by night

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 and Cons
  • 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.
  • Last visit to Sighisoara: Apr 2012
  • Intro Updated May 13, 2015
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  • magor65's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    I'm going to Romania in September and want to include Sigishoara which I previously visited more than 30 years ago. Thank you for your interesting and informative pages.

  • ger4444's Profile Photo
    Jul 7, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    Sighisoara is one of the top locations in my initially. Especially the dramatic appearance of the clock tower as seen from many angles is attractive. Nice page...

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Jul 7, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Interesting page. Romania seems to have lots of interesting places to visit and explore! We have not ventured out of Bucharest yet. We hope to visit some of the places you described on your Romania travel pages. Thanks for sharing. ~ho & pang

  • magor65's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    Interesting tips. I had no idea about German origins of Sighisoara - the town which i visited thirty something years ago.

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Nice page! I' d like to visit Sighisoara next month. See; Euro VT meeting in Sibiu.

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    I enjoyed your page Holger, your photos of the old buildings are excellent, rare to see anything like tat in Australia. Romania and surrounding countries are on my "wish list" for our next European holiday, hopefully 2013 or 14. How hot would it be durinng July/ August in Romania?

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    The old town of Sighisoara looks lovely! Too bad there is an extra fee to climb the Clock Tower, after you have already paid the admission to the History Museum.

  • TravellerMel's Profile Photo
    Sep 10, 2012 at 8:32 AM

    My favorite place during our visit to Romania! I thought Sighisoara was beautiful - and I loved that it is so historic. I would love to spend a couple of days there to explore. :=)

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    Lovely page Holger! The Orthodox church is a real eye-catcher, pity it wasn't open, but in Australia, most churches are closed too!

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Another excellent page of yours, Holger! Wonderful information and pictures are really very helpful for those of us who have yet to visit Romania. I too found the information about the Transylvanian Saxons very interesting. Thanks for some great photos as well.


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