Dating from the 13th century and standing above the pre-Saxon Citadel walls, the square-based Ropemakers’ Tower is one of the oldest buildings in Sighisoara. Its role was to defend – together with the Goldsmiths’ Tower – the northwest corner of the hill.

Nowadays, the tower is the home of the caretaker of the Saxon cemetery, located next to the Church on the Hill. This is the only tower that is inhabited which has perhaps caused it to take on a lovely fairy-tale look with beautiful tended gardens. I certainly wouldn’t mind moving in notwithstanding the comments I’ve made on my Saxon cemetery review.

Do have a look while you are on top of the hill.

Accessed from the Citadel Square by the 17th century Scholars’ Stairs.

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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