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Saschiz

commune in Mureș County, Romania

20km

46.1824.97

Biertan

commune in Sibiu County, Romania

30km

46.135924.5209

Viscri

village in Brașov County, Romania

34km

46.0525.0833

Sibiu

city in Sibiu County, Romania

79km

45.787424.1433

Brașov

city in Brașov County, Romania

101km

45.666725.6167

Câlnic

Saxon villages with fortified churches in Transylvania: , , Dârjiu, Prejmer, Saschiz, Viscri

128km

45.88723.6575

Cluj-Napoca

city in Cluj County, Romania

140km

46.766723.5833

Transylvania

Transylvania is the largest region of Romania and probably the best known one. When you visit Transylvania you dive into a mix of cultures, nature and history. Transylvania is a diverse region: it is worth trying to observe the differences that exist within the region, both culturally and naturally. This region is a place with abundant history and multicultural convergence. All over Transylvania the cohabitation of Romanians, Hungarians, Saxons and Roma is the leading theme. Transylvania is rich in myth and misty medieval sites: there about 100 castles and fortresses and about 70 fortified churches. Romania's greatest and best preserved castles and fortresses are to be found here. But for the more curious traveler, there are many small villages with old houses and fortified churches. As Transylvania is circled by the Carpathian mountains there are a lot of mountain forests and hiking or climbing possibilities. All over the Carpathians there are great national parks. In the center of Transylvania there are green hills and rivers. Most big cities are very western Europe like, and the infrastructure is generally good, making it easy for travelers.

141km

46.7723.58

Bucharest

capital of Romania

201km

44.432526.1039
Sights

Church on the Hill (Sighișoara)

The Church on the Hill is an architecturally significant church located in Sighişoara, Mureș County in Romania.This church is the most important monument of religious architecture in Sighisoara and is one of the great churches of Transylvania, being the third largest. Located at an altitude of 429 meters, on the Hilltop School, the church dominates by its massiveness the entire city and it is visible from a great distance almost from all directions. Most researchers believe that a number of architectural details such as slightly misaligned position of the bell-tower and choir demonstrate an evolution in stages, over several centuries, in the construction of this church.

80m

46.2176424.79057

Historic Centre of Sighișoara

old town

139m

46.2177777824.79222222

Tinsmiths' Tower

The Tinsmiths' Tower is one of the nine towers located in the citadel of Sighișoara, belonging to Mureș County in Romania.Tinsmith’s Tower has the most expressive architecture: 25 meters high, the tower starts with a square base, right after the brick trunk stands in pentagonal shape and above suddenly widens and becomes octagonal. The roof, slightly unbalanced, has a hexagonal plan and the woodwork inside is a veritable masterpiece of carpenters of Sighisoara. The Tin Tower, together with the Clock Tower, has an exceptional defensive position.

160m

46.2182224.79225

Vlad Dracul House

Vlad Dracul House of Sighișoara is located in Tin Street No.1, between the Citadel square and the Clock Tower. It's the place were Vlad the Impaler, the historical character who inspired the Bram Stoker's Dracula, is supposed to be born, in 1431. His father, Vlad Dracul, the ruler of Wallachia, and his pregnant wife were hosted in this house by the mayor of Sighișoara between 1431 and 1435, during the Turkish invasion of Wallachia. It appears to be the oldest stone structure in the city, judging cylindrical vault river stone from the ground floor. Today Vlad Dracul house hosts a medieval -style restaurant on the ground floor and a tiny weapon museum on the first floor.

200m

46.219434724.7916553

Sighișoara Clock Tower

tower

303m

46.219324.7933

Holy Trinity Church, Sighișoara

church in Sighişoara, Romania

643m

46.2220224.79571

Saschiz fortified church

It was built in the 15th century. Today it is a UNESCO world heritage site.

18km

46.19407424.960175

Biertan fortified church

A UNESCO world heritage site.

30km

46.13519824.521323

Viscri fortified church

It is considered to be oldest church in Transylvania, and also one of the best preserved. It was built at the beginning of the 13th century. You can go to the top of the tower and have an amazing view of the surroundings, the village and the fortress itself. Go inside the church and the entrance to the tower is at the rear of the church sanctuary. The panoramic view from the tower is a highlight a trip to Viscri. As you walk down from the church, a small gate on the right side provides access to the graveyard which surrounds the church and offers a good view of the fortified church structure.

35km

46.05471225.088622

Praid

Commune in Harghita County, Romania

45km

46.5525.13333333

Transfăgărășan

mountain pass

51km

45.598124.6165

Bran Castle

castle

84km

45.51525.36722222

Curtea de Argeș

city in Argeș County, Romania

84km

45.1391666724.67916667

Ocna Sibiului

town in Sibiu County, Romania

84km

45.8747222224.06666667

Râșnov

town in Brașov County, Romania

88km

45.5933333325.46027778

First Romanian School

heritage site in Braşov County, Romania

98km

45.63584225.581191

St. Nicholas Church, Brașov

heritage site in Braşov County, Romania

98km

45.6355555625.58138889

Black Tower (Brașov)

tower

98km

45.641325.5856

Carpathian Mountains

The Carpathian Mountains are mountains in Central Europe from Poland to Romania.

98km

4725.5

Biserica Neagră

cathedral

99km

45.6410125.58803

Vatra Dornei

city in Suceava County, Romania

106km

47.3461111125.35944444

Sinaia Monastery

heritage site in Prahova County, Romania

107km

45.35533425.54962

Prejmer fortified church

It was built in the 13th century. Today it is a UNESCO world heritage site.

115km

45.722079325.7734555

Horezu

town in Vâlcea County, Romania

121km

45.1433333323.99166667

Câlnic Citadel

heritage site in Alba County, Romania

128km

45.889123.6604

Transalpina (DN67C)

141km

45.335523.6752

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Sighișoara

Romania
Sighișoara is a city on the Tarnava River in Mures county, in the historic region of Transylvania. German craftsmen and merchants, the Transylvanian Saxons, were invited here by the King of Hungary during the 12th century to settle and defend the frontier. Central Sighișoara has preserved in an exemplary way the features of a small medieval fortified city, which the Saxons called "Schäßburg", and it has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Each year a Medieval Festival takes place in the old citadel in July. Sighișoara is a popular tourist destination due to its well-preserved walled old town. The landmark of the city is the Clock Tower, a 64-m high tower built in 1556. It is now a museum of history.

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