Sighisoara By Night


In another review I recommended you spend at least one night in Sighisoara.

While the town, and in particular the Citadel, is small and could be “done” in half a day you would miss so much by so doing. This is a place for strolling around. Take your time wander the streets. Sit down, have a coffee or bite to eat and then wander again. Repeat process again. Continue reading “Sighisoara By Night”

Romulus And Remus – In Transylvania

74On a walk between the Citadel and the train station I came across this statue of the Capitoline wolf feeding Romulus and Remus, the mythical founders of Rome. One face value the existence of this statue here appears somewhat odd. Continue reading “Romulus And Remus – In Transylvania”

In Defence Of Sighisoara – Towers


As you may have read in my general review on Sighisoara Citadel, the Citadel dates back to the 12th century when Transylvanian Saxons, were ordered here by the King of Hungary to settle and defend the Carpathian frontier against the steppe peoples. For this and also to keep later would be intruders at bay the fortified settlement of walls and towers was constructed and enhanced over time. In all 14 towers were built. These towers were built by various craft guilds – from which they derived their names. Continue reading “In Defence Of Sighisoara – Towers”