Last year, right after Christmas, we decided to take a short trip to the medieval city of Sighisoara. After visiting some fortified churches in the area, on our way back, I’ve decided to capture some photos of the citadel in winter. Unfortunately, I didn’t find to much snow in the citadel only some small spots on the roofs of the old buildings.
The Clock Tower in winter
Probably the Clock tower is the main attraction in Sighisoara. As I started to photograph the Clock tower, some tourists were walking towards me and I’ve decided to include them into a photo. As I walked up into the citadel, another pack of tourists were heading towards me.
The Covered Stairway
The covered stairway was built 1642 and it offered a safe climb to the Lutheran church and to the school especially in the winter season. The stairway is also know as the Scholar’s stairs.
The Church on the Hill
Originally the church was a catholic church and after the 1547 Reform, the majority of the inhabitants of Sighisoara shifted to Lutheranism so after that, the Church on the Hill was turned into a Lutheran church. This church is located on a small hill and is reached by an old wooden staircase. Near the church is the old Saxon cemetery and on the right side of the photo, you can notice a small part of the Ropemaker’s tower, as you can see in the photo below, the church was captured from the old cemetery.
The House with Stag
Built in Transylvanian renaissance style, the building received its name from the stag located on one of the building’s corner. In the present days, the House with Stag functions as a nice hotel.
The Ropemakers’ Tower
This is one of the oldest building in Sighisoara, dating from the 13th century. Back then, it served as a defense tower and in our days, its the home of the caretaker of the old Saxon cemetery.
The building painted in orange was the birthplace of Vlad Dracul (Dracula) and if take a closer look, you can see the back of the Lutheran church in the background.
Sighisoara cityscape at winter
In the photo below, you can see a small part of Sighisoara. The photo was captured from the citadel right next to the Clock tower.
Don’t forget to check out my older photos of the medieval citadel of Sighisoara. Those photos were captured in the summer of 2013 on a misty morning.