Have you ever wondered how a dreamland looks like? Have you ever wanted to delve into the pages of a fairy tale just so that you could be in a beautiful place like that? If you have been looking for a very real fairyland to visit for your vacation, Sighisoara in central Romania is just the place for you. It is picturesque, small, cozy, medieval, and very welcoming. It is only the place that you need to be in so that you can quietly and peacefully unwind. Sounds terrific, doesn’t it? Well, it is very amazing! Another interesting fact for you: this tiny citadel is a UNESCO world heritage site, and needless to say, it is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe.
In case you were wondering what you could do here, this article presents you with ten amazing things you could do to make your trip to this beautiful city even more incredible. Read on to find out more.
1. Spot the Magnificent Clock Tower
Being in Sighisoara and not taking a look at the Turnul cu Ceas is like being in London and not looking at the Big Ben! The Clock Tower is the central attraction of this city, and you cannot miss it. No street in this whole little city can afford a view of its beautiful clock tower. There are two clocks, one wooden and the other metal that face each other. In short, it is truly an architectural feat.
2. Be Brave and Climb Up to the Top of the Clock Tower for a Spectacular View
Do you know what’s good for an adrenaline rush? Yes, you got it right. It’s climbing heights! So come on, be brave, and climb up the very top of the Clock Tower and witness something extraordinarily spectacular. As you climb up the steep spiral stairway, you will come across the Muzeul De Istorie Sighisoara. Cherish the artifacts. Once you reach the top, enjoy some stunning views from the open balcony.
3. Explore the Colorful and Vibrant Streets of this Beautiful Town
The medieval town of Sighisoara is so beautiful that you will not be able to take your eyes off it. The charming streets of this town are so colorful and vibrant that you would want to keep strolling through them. Here is a word of advice: never miss any chance to explore the streets of this town thoroughly. The colors all through are bound to capture your heart. The brightly colored traditional houses, the cafes, the gift shops will all warm your heart up. Go ahead and explore this brightly painted little town.
4. Visit the Birthplace of Vlad Dracul
Can you believe that this beautiful city was the home for one of the most tyrannical rulers of Europe? Yes, you heard that right. This city is where Vlad Tepes was born in 1431. Here in the citadel, the bright yellow colored house is distinguishable, and you can go on a guided tour inside it too. You could also pay an extra fee to visit the bedroom where he slept until the age of four.
5. Be Awestruck by the Majestic Guild Towers
It is not surprising that a vulnerable city like this one in central Romania will be filled with towers. Due to its location, Sighisoara was under constant threat of invasion. So, every guild in the town had their very own tower to protect themselves. Do not forget to walk below these towers – through the archways at their base. These majestic towers will surely spellbind you. Soak in the feeling of history while you can. This is something we would recommend you to experience.
6. Walk Eagerly Through the City Gates into the New Town
What is most stunning about this city is that the old and the new city is separated as well as connected. The lovely cities are connected via the city gates. The walk through them is something that you will never forget. The difference between the two towns lies in their architectural styles. While you stroll through the gates, you will love to relish the various towers and fortified walls of the time. These will take you back in time.
7. Go for Shopping and Street Stall Browsing
Looking for something to take back home that will remind you of Sighisoara? It is time for you to hit the streets to browse the stalls and the shops for something sophisticated or something tacky – whatever you want. You will love every bit of it. The goods and the streets are equally good, and none will disappoint you. Be it local crafts or Dracula goodies; you will find everything here.
8. Indulge in Some Good Food and Drink at the Piata Cetatii
The Piata Cetatii or the town square has all sorts of shops that could quench your thirst and of course, fill your tummy. Hop into any café or restaurant to taste some amazing local food. It will not only fill your tummy, but also, it will warm your heart.
9. Do Some Exercising by climbing the Scholar’s Stairway
This stairway is all you need to climb up so that you can burn those extra calories. Stunning and enigmatic, this stairway originally had 300 stairs, of which only 176 remain today. Thank God! This stairway connects the Piata Cetatii with the Church on the Hill. The top of the stairway is covered, and while you climb up, steaks of sunlight will guide you upwards. The journey is worth the pain. The stairway is something very historical and at the same time, very beautiful.
10. Curiously Explore the Biserica din Deal and the Cimitirul Bisericii Din Deal
The Church on the Hill and the German Cemetery just behind it, are the two things that you cannot miss in Sighisoara. The Gothic structure that is the Church will mesmerize you and make you fall in love with the underrated Gothic architecture. It is simply stunning and enigmatic. Just behind this beautiful Gothic structure, you will find the German Cemetery. This is where the earliest German settlers of this city were buried for their eternal sleep. The alleyways look stunning with both sides covered with trees and of course, snow!
Doesn’t reading this article make you want to visit this charming city right away? So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and mesmerize yourself with the beauty of this medieval town and create memories that make you smile till the very end.