Our first full day in Sighisoara was spent wandering the old walled city. We started the day off with a delicious breakfast at our hotel.
Our hotel was on the main square in the old town, everything we wanted to see in Sighisoara was within easy walking distance ( about ten minutes maximum).
After breakfast we walked towards the covered stairwell, and climbed up to the top of the old town where the cemetery is located. The covered bridge was built so that school children could climb the stairs to get to school, even in the middle of winter.
We wandered through the cemetery and looked out over the city from the top of the old town. The views from the cemetery are some of the best you will get in Sighisoara!
From here, we set off to explore the town walls and guild towers. In many medieval towns, towers were defended by various guilds, ie. the tailors tower. In Sighisoara almost all of the guild towers are still standing, and in excellent condition. We visited the Tailor’s tower, which as a Tailor myself, I am honour bound to protect.
Many of the old homes and shops in Sighisoara are painted vibrant colours, I wonder if the shops were historically this colourful and vibrant.
We then decided to visit the icon Clock tower, which is the centre landmark in Sighisoara. The clock tower, aside from telling the time, also shows which day of the week it is, (there is a figurine for each day of the week).
In the evening we had an amazing meal at a restaurant in town, complete with plenty of cheap and delicious Romania red wine!!