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Sighişoara is a small, medieval town in the centre of Transylvania. It was the birth place of Vlad Ţepeş, the historical figure on whom Dracula was based.
But, there is much more to Sighişoara then its Dracula connection. It is also the prettiest town in Romania and little changed since medieval times.
The undoubted highlight is the massive clock tower, from which you can get spectacular views of the town. It is also conveniently right next to the house where Vlad Ţepeş was born.
Sighişoara has a population of just over 30,000 and you can see it comfortably in half a day, but it is definitely worth staying here for at least one night as the town boasts some of the nicest hotels and pensions in Romania and makes a great base from which to explore the surrounding Transylvanian villages, with their fortified Saxon churches.
It is five hours by train from Bucharest so you can't really do it as a day trip from the capital.
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