Located on the main plaza in the Citadel is a house with a stag head protruding from it– look up to see this agreeable curiosity.

The house was rebuilt in the Transylvanian renaissance style in 1691 after being destroyed in the 1676 fire which destroyed a major part of Sighisoara. The house takes its name from the stag skull (trophy) on the northwest corner of its facade.


In 1691 the house was owned by Michael Deli, the mayor of Sighisoara and then in the 18th century by the noble family von Sternburg Kelp and Csech von Sternheim.

Restorations in the early 2000’s revealed an external mural depicting the stag’s body.

Today the building is a hotel, with a ground floor that doubles as a cellar bar/restaurant. I did not stay in the hotel nor did I eat in the restaurant so can’t comment on either.

Address: Main Plaza in Citadel

This entry is one of a group (loop) of entries on Sighisoara, Romania. I suggest you continue with my next entry – HERE – or to start the loop at the beginning go to my introductory entry – HERE.



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