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The well known medieval clock tower of Sighisoara/Schaessburg/Szegesvar. The tower functioned as a council and town hall. It is one of the gate towers and today it houses a museum. Transylvania was one of the first regions of Europe, to benefit of the invention of the mechanical clock. Vladislaus Dracul III the Impaler (aka Vlad Dracul, inspired the character of Dracula), spent some of his early years here.
The town is worth a visit for other and better reasons though. The medieval citadel is the main sights. Walking up from the city center of Sighisoara, one enters the citadel through the 60-meter-tall clock tower, which dates from the 14th century. Be sure to visit the Clock tower too. It houses a museum and the clock still works with wooden figures truning round. From the gallery at the top of the tower you have a good overview of the town.
The house of Vlad is just opposite the clock tower. It has been turned into a restaurant. Walking uphill form here, along narrow streets lined with beautiful old houses, you'll come to a covered staircase. This leads to a 14th-century Gothic church and a German cemetery.
July 05, 2007 change by lpx