The Colorful Sighișoara Citadel – Dracula’s Birthplace

What better place for murder and mystery than Dracula’s home?

Each house is different and has something worth seeing.

DSC04923The Clock Tower houses the History Museum

DSC04921The House with Stag

DSC04913The Vlad Dracul House

DSC04935The Church on the Hill (Bergkirche)

DSC04910The Furriers’ Tower

DSC04920The Citadel Square

DSC04917The Streets and Houses of the Citadel

20140412_151014View from the tower

20140412_161049The Statue of Vlad Ţepeş

DSC04915Street Café

DSC04919Jimmy, the famous and friendly dog of the Citadel


The Sighişoara Citadel is one of the most beautiful citadels in Europe.
Sighişoara is situated on the Târnava Mare River, in the historic region of Transylvania. The city is know to Hungarians as “Segesvár” and to the Germans as “Schäßburg”.
I have been to many cities in my country, but I have to say that Sighişoara is one of the most beautiful cities of Romania. The Sighişoara Citadel is registered in the UNESCO world heritage.

The citadel was built in the 12th century. In the 15th – 16th century, Sighişoara became an important political, economical and cultural center. The defensive wall with a length of 930 m, 14 defense towers and 5 artilery bastions used to protect the city. There are still 9 towers and two bastions.
Sighişoara is also known as the birthplace of Vlad Ţepeş (Vlad the Impaler). Vlad Ţepeş, Prince of Wallachia, was born in 1431 in…

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4 thoughts on “The Colorful Sighișoara Citadel – Dracula’s Birthplace

  1. andreavituly April 25, 2014 / 1:11 pm

    Thanks Susanne :-).
    You should definitely visit Sighisoara! I have a feeling that you would like it there 🙂


    • Susanne Leist April 25, 2014 / 1:20 pm

      Hi, I know I would. I love horror and mystery, and even dogs. Susanne


  2. andreavituly April 25, 2014 / 3:16 pm

    Then this is the perfect place for you!
    Have a great weekend!


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