Church on the Hill, Sighisoara

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Climb the 175 steps of the covered wooden scholars' stairway to reach Church on the Hill, which shelters 16th- and 17th-century tombs in the crypt below the main altar. The church was erected gradually from 1345 to 1525 on the upper plateau of a hill offering broad views over the town and the road. Inside look for decorated fragments of the late 15th-century frescoes, funerary sculptures, and polyptych shrines brought from other churches. Notice the 15th-century carved pulpit and stone holy water font. Visit the nearby graveyard, the final resting place of the Saxons who built this citadel, which is included in the World Heritage List. Our Sighisoara tour itinerary planner makes visiting Church on the Hill and other Sighisoara attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Historic church on top of a hill, easily reached through the famous covered stairway...when you go around the church you'll find a large cemetery, and also a great view of the valley below...the...  more »
  • The steps are full of people who wish to entrap tourists. Watch your belongings. It is a shame such snatching of tourists belongings are happening in a cathedral premises. Church itself is ok  more »

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