Sighisoara is a small town in the historical region of Transylvania, in Romania. Here the historical past is perfectly preserved, and you can see its traces practically in every stone. The historic city center in 1999 was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Thousands of tourists come here every year so that in the high season the population of the city almost doubles. It will be interesting to spend a vacation here for those who want to feel the real spirit of medieval Europe. Read more to find out what to visit in the city, how to get there and where to stay.
How to get to Sighisoara
Sighisoara does not have its own airport, the nearest is located in Bucharest. You can get to the city by train from Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Arad, Brasov and other cities of the country. In addition, international trains from Hungary, the Czech Republic, Austria and Poland stop here every day. Railway station is located near the city center.
You can move around the city by bus and taxi. However, in the center of the city, where the main attractions are located, it is more convenient to walk or rent a bicycle.
Information about Sighisoara
Some call Sighisoara the real gem of Transylvania. In addition, it must be said, the city easily corresponds to this status. The city is considered the birthplace of the famous Romanian Count Vlad Tepes, who is called Count Dracula.
However, this is not the only attraction of the city, there are others:
- Middle-Ages 13th Century City Houses;
- 17th century Dominican monastery church;
- Sighisoara Citadel (12th century);
- Clock tower;
- House of Vlad Tepes;
- Historical and Armory museums and much more.
German colonists who arrived from Saxony founded the city in the 12th century. They gave the city the name Schessburg, and built the very citadel that today is a symbol of the city. In the 14th century, the city received the status of free. Only in the 19th century, the city became part of Romania.
Hotels in Sighisoara
The city is focused on tourists, which means that the tourism infrastructure is well developed here. Finding a hotel in Sighisoara will not be difficult for you. The city has different hotels for every taste and budget size from luxury to very budget ones including hostels and guesthouses. Here are just a few of them:
Hotel Sighisoara: Set in an 18th-century building, the hotel is well placed for a vacation in a medieval town. It also has traditional restaurants, wine cellars, a fitness center, pools and hot tubs.
Pasiuneo Morio: This is a budget guesthouse, small but clean and comfortable.
Hotel Extravagance Sighisoara: This is a small hotel located near the historic center. The rooms are clean, with free parking and laundry facilities.