Sighisoara (Schäßburg in German) is a small city of 28000 inhabitants located in Transylvania, on the banks of the Târnava Mare river.
Sighisoara has a very attractive and interesting historic centre. It's a walled citadel on a hill overlooking the Târnava river. Inside the walls there are a number of buildings, some dating back to the High and Late Middle Ages. The most characteristic building is the clock tower (Turnul cu Ceas in Romanian), a 64m high tower from the 14th century whose task was to defend the main gate of the citadel. The centre of the citadel is Cetatii square (Burgplatz in German), a rectangular square surrounded by pastel-coloured houses.
Most restaurants and hotels are immediately south and west of the citadel. The black and white Holy trinity church is a Romanian Orthodox church built in Neo-Byzantine style on the northern bank of the Târnava river.
Sighisoara was founded in the 12th century by German settlers who were invited to Transylvania by the king of Hungary. The historic centre of Sighişoara has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1999.
How to get to Sighisoara
Sighisoara doesn't have an airport, but is accessible by road (with a car or by bus) or by train.
Accommodation options include hotels and pensions, all bookable via the international booking portals.