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About Sighisoara

Sighisoara is a historical city from Mures County, situated in the valley of Tarnava Mare.

The locality was founded by the Saxon colonists in year 1280 under the name of Castrum Sex, and in year 1367 becomes a city under the name of Schaßburg. Romanian name "Sighisoara" is attested in year 1435.

The city is known due to the Medieval Citadel, the medieval festival (which takes place in the last weekend of July), the historical monuments that are older than 700 years, but also because here, in Sighisoara Citadel, was born Dracula (Vlad Tepes), ruler of Wallachia in the years 1448, 1455-1462 and 1476.

Main tourist attractions:

The Citadel of Sighisoara

Clock Tower

Church on the Hill

The Monastery Church

Covered Staircase

Contact and information:

Address: Sighisoara, Romania
Nearest airport: Targu Mures (50 km)
Railway Station: Sighisoara
Historical Center: Citadel Square (Piata Cetatii)

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