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Clock Tower
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Clock Tower showing heritage architecture and night scenes

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
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sighisoara - Cavaler
4 out of 5
Strada Consiliul Europei 6, Sighisoara
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $49 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in the heart of Sighisoara, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Clock Tower and History Museum. Sighisoara Citadel and Villages with Fortified Churches ...
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CASA SAVRI
CASA SAVRI
4 out of 5
17 Strada Morii, Sighisoara, Mures
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $108 per night from May 16 to May 16
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Mercure Sighisoara Binderbubi - Hotel & Spa
Mercure Sighisoara Binderbubi - Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
Nicolae Balcescu 8, Sighisoara
The price is $53 per night from May 17 to May 17
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sighisoara - Cavaler
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sighisoara - Cavaler
4 out of 5
Strada Consiliul Europei 6, Sighisoara
The price is $49 per night from May 16 to May 16
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4 out of 5
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The price is $108 per night from May 16 to May 16
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Mercure Sighisoara Binderbubi - Hotel & Spa
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5 out of 5
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The price is $53 per night from May 17 to May 17
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Taschler Haus Boutique
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3 out of 5
Piata Hermann Oberth 4, Sighisoara, Mures
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Fronius Residence
Fronius Residence
5 out of 5
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Venesis House
Venesis House
3 out of 5
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Hotel Central Park
Hotel Central Park
4 out of 5
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The Throne Boutique Hotel
The Throne Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Str. Cositorarilor, Sighisoara, Mures
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Korona
4 out of 5
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