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Clock Tower

Admire the views from the top of this historic Sighişoara landmark and learn about local history in the museum housed inside.

The Clock Tower, one of Sighişoara’s main attractions, is known for its attractive tiled roof and distinctive two-plate clock. Pay the admission fee to visit the history museum inside the tower. It features a collection of furniture, ethnographic artifacts and medical instruments. Head to the top of the tower for fantastic views from its observation platform.

Originally constructed in the 14th century, the tower was once the main entrance to Sighişoara’s fortified city and housed the town council. During the 17th century, the building was renovated and its roof was later redesigned in the Baroque style in 1874. Notice the roof’s colorful tiles and the meteorological cock at the very top, which forecasts the weather.

The tower’s intricate two-plate clock features figures made from linden wood. Walk to the side of the building facing the citadel and look for a representation of Peace holding an olive branch, along with Justice bearing a set of scales and Law wielding a sword. Each morning an angel emerges to symbolize the beginning of the workday, while another angel comes out at night to mark the end of the day.

Continue to the side of the clock facing the lower city to see seven more wooden figurines. Each represents a pagan god corresponding to a different day of the week.

Climb to the top of the tower for superb views over the red-tiled houses and winding cobblestone streets of the city’s Old Town. Gaze into the distance toward the forests of the Tarnava Mare valley.

Buy a ticket to explore the History Museum inside the tower. Browse a display dedicated to Hermann Oberth, a prominent physicist and engineer born in Sibiu. Your ticket also grants admission to the Torture Room, located at the base of the Clock Tower.

Find the Clock Tower in the city’s Old Town. Reach it on foot from most of the city’s other attractions. The museums are open Tuesday to Sunday during the morning and afternoon.


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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sighisoara - Cavaler $39
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sighisoara - Cavaler

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Strada Consiliul Europei 6, Sighisoara
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in the heart of Sighisoara, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Clock Tower, History Museum, and Sighisoara Citadel. Muncipal Museum and St. Margaret Church are also within 25 mi (40 km). Sighisoara Station is 10 minutes by foot.

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    Hermann Oberth 25, Sighisoara
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in the heart of Sighisoara, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Clock Tower, History Museum, and Sighisoara Citadel. Muncipal Museum and St. Margaret Church are also within 25 mi (40 km). Sighisoara Station is 14 minutes by foot.

      Mercure Sighisoara Binderbubi - Hotel & Spa $39
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      Nicolae Balcescu 8, Sighisoara
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Sighisoara, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Clock Tower, History Museum, and Sighisoara Citadel. Muncipal Museum and St. Margaret Church are also within 25 mi (40 km). Sighisoara Station is 16 minutes by foot.

        CASA SAVRI $50
        CASA SAVRI

        CASA SAVRI

        17 Strada Morii, Sighisoara, Mures
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Sighisoara, this guesthouse is steps from History Museum and Clock Tower. Sighisoara Citadel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) away. Sighisoara Station is 9 minutes by foot.

          La Teo Pensiune si Pivnita $73
          La Teo Pensiune si Pivnita

          La Teo Pensiune si Pivnita

          14 Strada Scolii, Sighisoara, Mures
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Sighisoara, this pension is steps from Clock Tower, Sighisoara Citadel, and History Museum. Sighisoara Station is 14 minutes by foot.

            Taschler Haus Boutique $53
            Taschler Haus Boutique

            Taschler Haus Boutique

            Piata Hermann Oberth 4, Sighisoara, Mures
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in the historical district, this guesthouse is steps from Clock Tower, Sighisoara Citadel, and History Museum. Sighisoara Station is 12 minutes by foot.

              Venesis House $19
              Venesis House

              Venesis House

              12 Strada Ecaterina Varga, 12 A, Sighisoara, Judetul Mures
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in the historical district, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Clock Tower, Sighisoara Citadel, and History Museum. Muncipal Museum and St. Margaret Church are also within 25 mi (40 km). Sighisoara Station is 17 minutes by foot.

                Hotel Sighisoara $47
                Hotel Sighisoara

                Hotel Sighisoara

                Scolii 4-6, Sighisoara
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Sighisoara, this hotel is steps from Clock Tower and History Museum. Sighisoara Citadel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) away. Sighisoara Station is 13 minutes by foot.