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The late 12C Saxon citadel stands atop a hill, from which the name Segesvár, meaning “castle on a hill” was derived. The fortifications date from the late 14C, and encircle an upper town that was the domain of the nobility and bourgeoisie, and a lower town where workers and craftsmen lived. From Citadel Square, climb upwards along Fortress Street and Tower Street, lined by medieval buildings with gardens up to the summit, where stands the church on the hill.

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Tourist attractions Sighisoara (Schässburg/Segesvár) : Things to see and do

  • Clock Tower Recommended Recommended

    P-ta Muzeului nr. RO - Sighisoara

    Preceded by barbicans, the main gate into the city (and also its symbol) is a massive 13C-14C defensive tower, topped by a gallery elegantly supporting a roof of shining tiles, from which rises a spire flanked by four turrets. On the lower town side ..

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  • Hill Church Recommended Recommended

    RO - Sighisoara

    The climb up the hill to reach the 15C hall-church of St Nicholas is rewarded by its interior, which has wall paintings (1488) depicting the Passion by Austrian Jacobus Kendlinger. Like all Saxon churches it also has fine polyptych altarpieces, which..

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  • Monastery Church Interesting

    P-ta Muzeului RO - Sighisoara

    The church is best visited during organ recitals to fully appreciate its acoustics. In the Gothic style, the 13C Dominican monastery church was virtually destroyed in the 19C and today has a Baroque interior, with a fine 17C altarpiece attributed to ..

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Hotels Sighisoara (Schässburg/Segesvár)

  • Hotel Sighişoara

    Str Scolii Nr. 4 - 6 RO - 545400 Sighişoara

    Dating back to the 16th century, Hotel Sighişoara features a traditional Romanian restaurant and wine cellar. It offers a fitness centre with a sauna and hot tub. Free Wi-Fi is available. Located within the historic walls of the citadel of Sighişoar..

  • Hotel Cavaler

    Consiliul Europei nr 6 RO - 545400 Sighişoara

    Located just 200 metres away from the Sighișoara Citadel, listed as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, Hotel Cavaler offers spacious rooms and suites. All of the stylish rooms provide air-conditioning, a minibar and a flat-screen TV. The bathrooms..

  • Hotel Casa Wagner Three stars Three stars Three stars

    7 Piata Cetatii RO - 545400 Sighişoara

    Prix Prices from : 34 €

    Casa Wagner welcomes you in an unique historic setting on the main square of the UNESCO-protected old town of Sighisoara and offers you well-equipped, individually decorated rooms and fine cuisine. From the moment you enter the hotel rooms or you se..

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