Beautiful medieval city of Romania, the bithplace of Vlad the Impaler.

The chronicler Krauss lists a Saxon settlement in present-day Sighișoara by 1191. A document of 1280 records a town built on the site of a Roman fort as Castrum Sex or “six-sided camp”, referring to the fort’s shape of an irregular hexagon. Other names recorded include Schaäsburg (1282), Schespurg (1298) and Segusvar (1300). By 1337 Sighișoara had become a royal center for the kings, who awarded the settlement urban status in 1367 as the Civitas de Segusvar.

The city played an important strategic and commercial role at the edges of Central Europe for several centuries. Sighișoara became one of the most important cities of Transylvania, with artisans from throughout the Holy Roman Empire visiting the settlement. The German artisans and craftsmen dominated the urban economy, as well as building the fortifications protecting it. It is estimated that during the 16th and 17th centuries Sighișoara had as many as 15 guilds and 20 handicraft branches. The Baroque sculptor Elias Nicolai lived in the city. The Wallachian voivode Vlad Dracul (father of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula)), who lived in exile in the town, had coins minted in the city and issued the first document listing the city’s Romanian name, Sighișoara.

Vlad the Impaler was born here in 1431.

7 thoughts on “Sighisoara

  • May 2, 2020 at 4:01 pm
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    I love Vlad and of course Dracula . I love seeing Romania and you post so many pictures they are Amazing thank you .

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    • May 2, 2020 at 4:24 pm
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      Thank you so much Juanita. Stay with us for more amazing posts in the future ❤

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  • July 12, 2020 at 4:21 am
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    Thanks so much for all the wonderful and beautiful pictures not to mention the interesting and very informative history of Vlad Tepes and Transylvania itself. I look forward to seeing this wonderful country one day soon. ❤ Thanks again and keep it going! 😁❤🤗

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  • June 7, 2021 at 8:36 pm
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    Na stránky jsem narazila úplně náhodou. Sighisoaru jsem navštívila v r. 1978. Moje maminka měla v Odorheiu bratra, byli jsme u něj na návštěvě asi měsíc a putovali po okolí. Nádherná krajina.

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    • June 8, 2021 at 9:52 am
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      Thank you so much Olda. Maybe you will visit Romania again, we are waiting for you 💕

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