5th BSEC Month of Culture
1-30 November 2021
Monuments - Romania
Sighișoara is a well-preserved medieval town, which is located in the historic region of Transylvania. The Historic Centre of Sighișoara was founded by German craftsmen and merchants, who were known as the Saxons of Transylvania, and it played a crucial strategic and commercial role on the fringes of central Europe for several centuries. Sighișoara is an outstanding example of a small fortified city in the border region between the Latin-oriented culture of central Europe and the Byzantine-Orthodox culture of south-eastern Europe. In 1999, its Historic Centre was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List of cultural sites. Moreover, the town is the likely birthplace of the historic Dracula or Vlad the Impaler. His house may be the oldest in the area enclosed by the citadel, as it survived the 1676 fire.
Source/Photos taken from: https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/902/
*Photos by: Silvan Rehfeld
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