6 Hidden Gem Cities in Europe

May 11, 2012  |  

Sighisoara, Romania

Sighisoara isn’t a location you hear much about in Romania, as other cities, such as Bucharest and Constanta, tend to take the spotlight. However, there is a lot to see and do in Sighisoara, and the history of the city is quite the tale. The city is located on the Târnava Mare River and dating back to the 12th century, Sighisoara was home to many German merchants and craftsmen, most notably those who were part of the Transylvanian Saxons. During the 16th and the 17th centuries, the city is said to have been the location of 20 handicraft branches and 15 guilds. The father of Vlad the Impaler was even once exiled here. While in the city spend some time at the Clock Tower, the Oak Tree Reserve, and the Scholar’s Stairs.

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