Sighisoara Travel Guide

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Sighisoara Overview

The town of Sighisoara is the most enchanting of all the Transylvanian towns. Its medieval buildings, gilded roofs and towers have been unspoiled by war or modern industry. The Citadel, built by the Saxons in the 12th Cent. rises above the town and is preserved as a museum. The notorious Vlad Tepes, popularly called Dracula, was born in this town.
Sighisoara is a picturesque medieval town located in the Tarnarva Mare River valley in the Romanian region of Transylvania. Founded by the Saxons of Transylvania who were mostly craftsmen and merchants, the town is best known of being the birthplace of Count Vlad “The Impaler” Dracula. Vlad was a ruler of his time, and having been ruthless to his opponents he got the nickname, and so the legends were made. His house today is turned into a restaurant