Sighișoara is one of the main attractions of Transylvania. For his unique medieval preservation this city of Transylvania is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sighisoara legacy is the classic Transylvanian mixture between Romanians (Sighisoara – Castrum Sex), Hungarians (Segesvár) and Saxons (Schäßburg).
The last one, the Saxons from Transylvania give to the citadel the medieval look and the Romanians through Vlad the Impaler give to the town the world fame. Dracula also here is the local attraction.
The famous Count Dracula from Transylvania has here the birthplace house.
In fact, the Romanian ruler Vlad the Impaler was born here in 1431. The real Dracula town from Bram Stoker novel is Bistritz (in Romanian Bistrita), near the Borgo Pass from the Carpathian Mountains. This town is the one that appears to the book and here is traveling Jonathan Harker.
But the Count Dracula identification with the Voivode of Wallachia, Vlad the Impaler made of Sighisoara the birthplace of Dracula, the vampire.
Now Sighisoara is a popular tourist destination for travelers from all over the world.
If you shall come here you must see the Clock Tower of Sighisoara (64 m high, from 13th century), the Covered Staircase, the Citadel – the historic center of the city (from 12th-century), the Weapon Museum, the Church on the Hill, the cemetery and off course the Vlad the Impaler birthplace house.
Sighisoara is a romantic destination for couples and also for family tours. With his medieval festival in the month of July Sighisoara is opening to the friend’s travels interested in history, culture and entertainment.
Come to Sighisoara and look for Count Dracula!