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Tourist attractions Sighisoara

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Sighisoara is a popular tourist destination, due to its well-preserved walled old town. The landmark of the city is the Clock Tower, a 64m high tower initally built in the 13th century as a Gate Tower. The Gate Tower was named the Clock Tower after 1604, when a clock with a wood mechanism was installed in it. In 1648 the blacksmiths of Sighisoara rebuilt that mechanism using metal components and improved it so that its hands also indicated the minutes.

Other interesting sights are:

- Sighisoara Citadel - a 12th Century Saxon edifice, is the historic center of the city. Still inhabited, the citadel is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Weapon Museum - next to Vlad's birthplace. Small, but it contains an interesting selection of medieval weapons (swords, arrows, etc.).
- Covered Staircase - a very old stone staircase with a wooden roof along the whole span. This leads up to the Church on the Hill and the cemetery.
- Church on the Hill - contains many frescoes and a crypt. Built on the location of a Roman fort. Located on the side of the hill next to it is one of the Lutheran cemeteries in the city, which contains many tombstones of Germans.
- Catholic Church - was built in 1894 instead of the Locksmith\'s Tower and the Franciscan Monastery that were demolished to build it.
- The Tin Coaters Tower - a robust and at the same time strange building, combining a pentagonal drum over a rectangular platform, above which there are the ramparts forming an octagonal floor.

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