Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Sighișoara, Romania


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 1.4 km
Ascend 122 m
Descend 45 m

Explore Sighișoara in Romania with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in Sighișoara

Sight 1: Holy Spirit Church (Lepers' Church)

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Lepers' Church is a church located on the Târnava River bank of Sighișoara, Mures County in Romania where is it part of the Sighisoara Citadel. It is located in the extreme northwest of the old neighbourhood of Siechhof. In 1507, a shelter for people with leprosy began operating next to the church. Since lepers were not allowed to enter the church, a pulpit was built on the west side, just near the entrance, from which the priest preached to the patients in the churchyard.

Wikipedia: Lepers' Church (EN)

844 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 2: Casa cu Cerb (1840)

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The Stag House is the most preserved house of Sighișoara, Romania, and it was built in the 17th century. It was called so because of the stag head fixed on the corner of the building.

Wikipedia: Stag House (EN), Website

124 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 3: Sighișoara History Museum

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The History Museum in Sighișoara is a county museum in Sighișoara, located in the Museum Square no. 1. The museum was organized in the clock tower, dating from the fourteenth centuries, restored in the 20th century. XVI and then in 1678 and 1894. The tower is part of the front gate complex that provides access to the fortress in the city, initially with two roads, is 64 m high, with five levels, with a wooden open gallery at the last level. The ground floor of the tower, made up of river stone with 2.30 m thick walls, dates from the fourteenth century. The tower was affected by the fire of 1676 and was partially restored, like the roof, by craftsmen of baroque - Veit Gruber, Philipp Bonge and Valentinus Zimmermann. In 1648, the quarters of the hour are added by Johan Kirschel from Königsberg, the figurines being restored in 1677, and represents the days of the week under the face of the ancient gods and the gods of peace, justice and justice, two angels day and night, two drums and horse. These figurines were restored between 1999 and 2001. The tower was until 1556 the City Hall, and at the end of the 19th century it became the History Museum of the city of Sighișoara. The Sighișoara History Museum has the following categories of collections: archeology, pharmacy and medical instruments, art, furniture, decorative art, musical instruments, guild objects, orologiery, ethnography: furniture, household tools, textiles, ceramics, icons on wood and on the glass; White weapons and firearms, numismatic.

Wikipedia: Muzeul de Istorie din Sighișoara (RO), Website

224 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: Tin Smiths' Tower

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The Tinsmiths' Tower is one of the nine towers located in the citadel of Sighișoara, belonging to Mureș County in Romania.Tinsmith's Tower has the most expressive architecture: 25 meters high, the tower starts with a square base, right after the brick trunk stands in pentagonal shape and above suddenly widens and becomes octagonal. The roof, slightly unbalanced, has a hexagonal plan and the woodwork inside is a veritable masterpiece of carpenters of Sighisoara. The Tin Tower, together with the Clock Tower, has an exceptional defensive position.

Wikipedia: Tinsmiths' Tower (EN)

249 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 5: The Hill Church

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The Church on the Hill is an architecturally significant church located in Sighişoara, Mureș County in Romania. This church is the most important monument of religious architecture in Sighisoara and is one of the great churches of Transylvania, being the third largest. Located at an altitude of 429 meters, on the Hilltop School, the church dominates by its massiveness the entire city and it is visible from a great distance almost from all directions. Most researchers believe that a number of architectural details such as slightly misaligned position of the bell-tower and choir demonstrate an evolution in stages, over several centuries, in the construction of this church.

Wikipedia: Church on the Hill (Sighișoara) (EN)


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