Sighisoara, Romania travel photos and first impressions

Updated: January 25, 2018

Sighisoara, Romania - Old defense tower. We have visited Sighisoara in September 2007 but it took me a long time to actually post pictures from our trip. We loved Sighisoara, even though they were still doing lots of building and fixing up. The old fortress on the hill is the main attraction but even the city at the bottom of the hill is very nice to stroll through. You can read more about this mysterious city in my travel destination guide for Sighisoara, Romania in my See more pictures

Sighisoara, Romania is unique in Europe.

The old fortress, on top of the hill is unique in Europe, being the oldest fortress where people still live and work. Yes, there are quite a few people living within fortress walls.

It’s true, there is a high school, two churches, a cemetery and on top of it all, Sighisoara City Hall is right within the old walls of the fortress. The whole fortress is very well preserved and it makes for a great tourist attraction.

Sighisoara Romania – Colorful old houses line up the streets.
Sighisoara Romania - Colorful old houses line up the streets.
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Sighisoara, Romania – Local Romanian costumes on sale at souvenir shop.
Sighisoara, Romania - Local Romanian costumes on sale at souvenir shop.
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