Sighisoara, Romania

City in Transylvania, 45 mi NE of Sibiu. Colonized by Saxons in the 13th century, it was the scene on July 31, 1849, of the defeat of the Hungarian revolutionaries under General Jozef Bem by a vastly superior Russian force under General Alexander Luders, an aftermath of the revolutions of 1848. The Hungarian poet Petofi is believed to have died in this battle.

The old town, topped by a citadel, is surrounded by medieval walls.

Clock Tower in Sighisoara is one of the oldest buildings in the city, which stands majestically on the top of the central hill. Sighisoara City was founded in the XII century Transylvanian Saxons, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A distinctive feature of the city are the medieval stone-paved streets and stone buildings. Visit the fortified church, climb the famous covered stairs "Skara Shkolarilor" Dare to walk on the frightening dark places, the birthplace of Vlad nicknamed Tepes, who inspired Bram Stoker to create the image of the terrible Count Dracula.