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“Sighisoara-German medieval walled city in the heart of Transylvania”
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“Sighisoara-German medieval walled city in the heart of Transylvania”
Reviewed 15 July 2010

Sighisoara is a gem - a beautifully kept city on a hill with cobblestone streets, stone gates, and historic architecture. Begin your tour at the Clock Tower which houses a natural history museum - worth a look if you are interested in Bronze age to medieval tools - but also to climb the tower to see the inner workings of the Glockenspiel clock and the magnificent views of the city from the tower top. Then, walk the streets to see the remaining fortified wall and towers which were guarded by the various guilds of the city (e.g., the rope making and book binding guilds). At the top of the hill stands the old church and cemetary, next to the current day "Theoretical" high school. The old church is reached by a covered "bridge" of stairs that takes you straight up for more views of the charming Sighisoara.

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“Birthplace of Vlad Dracul”
Reviewed 28 February 2009

I only spent an afternoon in Sighisoara but this gave me enough time to see the clock tower which is a lovely old building standing ontop of the citadel hill, and also the building where Vlad Dracul was born and lived for a short period of time. Interesting place to visit although I'm not sure if there is enough to see to keep you occupied for much more than one night.

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“Unesco City”
Reviewed 6 May 2008

We visited Sighisoara in April of 2008. The weather was perfect. We stayed at Casa Cu Cerb. Prince Charles had stayed there in 2002 and was instrumental in getting the city onto the Unesco registry. The room was VERY nice and the food was excellent. The city is kept so clean! People were out early in the morning sweeping the square with twig brooms. Our favorite building was the clock tower. It is a museum and you are allowed to go 102 steps to the top. This was previously not open to the public. Thre are carved wooden figures that go around each hour and we could see the clock mechanisms. We also saw the house that Dracula was born in and lived for four years. I have photo albums on Picassa. We had an excellent driver/interrpreter with us from Bucharest.

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Reviewed 9 August 2005

Sighisoara was the last stop on our excursion through Transylvania. This is where Mr. Vlad Dracula was born. Here we saw the house of Vlad (which is now a restaurant), and the infamous clock tower. These are two things you MUST not miss. The clock tower is 60 meters high and is a symbol for justice. Sighisoara is amazingly preserved and has such a wonderful feel of cultural heritage. If you happen to be visiting in July, be sure not to miss the Medieval Festival. For more attractions and other insight into places to see in Transylvania, be sure to read an article about the town on a site assocaited content. It was very helpful to me- and put to rest a lot of 'urban myths' about Mr. Dracula.

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