SighisoaraTime is strong butthe cultural buildingsare stronger
Sighisoara, “Medieval jewel of Romania" (UNESCO)awaits visitors to reveal the mystery of aging walls inhundreds of years of existence. Today, the fortress ofSighisoara is as vivid as it was hundreds of years ago, whileshelter managers Transylvania. Who gets the city will lookfor The House Vlad Dracul, mountain prince’s house, whoruled between 1431-1435 and where it is assumed that wasborn, his son, Vlad Tepes.
The Clock Tower is a symbol of the citys most famous and most imposingtower of Sighisoara. Gate Tower originally called due to its location near thesecond gateway to the city, since the XIII century was known as today. In 1604, it was equipped with a clock whose mechanism was made ofwood, so that, 44 years later, in 1648, led by Jhonn Krischel watchmakers toreplace it with one made of metal. Jhonn Krischel has placed two woodenstatues groups driven by the clock mechanism. Although he was burned in a fire in April 1676, because of itsimportance, the clock tower was rebuilt in the following year. In 1899, theclock tower is transformed into museum that we know today.
Scale school is known to locals Coveredscale. It was designed to help students go toschool on the hill during winter. It was built in1662 and consisted of 300 steps protected by aroof. After the following changes in 1849remained only 175 steps.
Founded by Transylvanian Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one ofthe most beautiful and best-preserved medieval towns in Europe.