medieval town with battlements and spires, and a UNESCO Heritage Site,
loomed atop a massive hill that dominated the entire city below. The
citadel was huge and so alive. I never expected anything like this
in Transylvania. The old town in the citadel area and the lower town
around it were simply charming. It was hard to believe this wasn't
a major tourist destination.
that worked and thrived in Sighisoara during the Middle Ages was responsible
for building a watch tower and surrounding walls for the citadel.
Then, in times of war, they were responsible to defend their tower.
So, spires dotted the horizon, but none were grander than the main
clock tower (rebuilt after an earthquake and fire in 1676). There
were some movable feature every hour, but I found the color glazed
tiles even more attractive. Most tiles in the city were orange, but
the clock tower had multi-colored glazed shingles from 1894 decorating