Sighiaoara – Colorful Count Dracula’s Hometown in Romania

Sighiaoara – Colorful Count Dracula’s Hometown in Romania

Sighiaoara, Romania. Found in historic Transylvania, the town was established in the 12th century! It was inhabited by the German craftsmen and merchant, so it didn’t take long until it became the most important city in the whole region. Today it is one of the best preserved Medieval towns in Europe, hosting a bunch of wonderful historic buildings protected by UNESCO.

Visitors are welcome to explore the 12th century citadel – the very first edifice in Sighiaoara. The 13th century Clock Tower stands out as a symbol of the town. In addition, iconic character Count Dracula was born here and his birthplace is also a popular tourist attraction. The whole atmosphere of Sighiaoara – its narrow streets, historic buildings and colorful houses – makes you believe in time travel.

Why to go there?

A true ancient gem in Transylvania – one of the most beautiful regions in the heart of Europe.

When to go there?

All year round – most of the museums are open from Monday through Sunday.

How to get there?

Get around Transylvania by bus, train or car. Visitors can easily access various cities in the region by public transportation.

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