Sighișoara

Dracula's home town.

Explore Sighișoara's citadel, birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, with historic churches and Romanian cuisine in a UNESCO-listed medieval town.

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Sighișoara, Romania, is well-preserved medieval town with a hilltop citadel and clock tower. This UNESCO World Heritage site is the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, often associated with the Dracula legend. Visitors can explore its historic churches, colorful buildings, and cobbled streets that contribute to the town's authentic medieval atmosphere.

The Citadel of Sighișoara

The heart of Sighișoara is undoubtedly its citadel – a fortified complex perched on a hill, central to the town's history. Visitors enter through the iconic Clock Tower, a 64-meter-tall structure offering panoramic views of the town and river. As you walk the grounds, you'll encounter the Church on the Hill, accessible by a covered wooden staircase known as the Scholars' Stairs. History enthusiasts will appreciate the citadel's past as a Saxon stronghold and trade center during medieval times.

Traditional Romanian Cuisine

Dining in Sighișoara is an opportunity to sample traditional Romanian dishes. Establishments such as Casa Vlad Dracul, the very house where Vlad the Impaler was born, now serve local favorites like "sarmale" (stuffed cabbage rolls) and "mămăligă" (polenta). Enjoying these dishes within centuries-old walls adds a unique layer to the gastronomic experience.

Landmarks

Exploring Sighișoara is incomplete without visiting landmarks such as the Venetian House and the Blacksmiths' Tower. These historical buildings not only display architectural beauty but also tell a story of the town's affluent past within the Kingdom of Hungary and later under Habsburg control.

Târnava Mare River and Natural Surroundings

Nature lovers will find pleasure in the serene environment of the Târnava Mare River that skirts Sighișoara. Walking along its banks or taking a short trip to see surrounding hills and forests can provide a peaceful contrast to time spent within the Citadel walls.

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