The origins of Sighisoara date back to Roman era.
During the first century AD, the Dacians (the ancient inhabitants of the territory of modern Romania, which eventually develop into the Romanian people) they built a fortification called Sandava.
Under the Roman administration it was known as Castrum Stenarum.
In the 12 th century the Transylvanian Saxons built a new fortress called Schäßburg.
Sighişoara (Schäßburg – Schassburg or Schäsbrich in German) is still one of the most beautiful and best preserved medieval cities in Europe.
Designed for UNESCO’s World Heritage site, this sixteenth-century gem has nine towers, cobbled streets, bourgeois houses and churches riveously riveting historic streets of Old Prague or Vienna for atmospheric magic. It is also the birthplace of Vlad Dracula, also known as Vlad Tepes (Vlad Tepes), ruler of the Walachia province from 1456 to 1462.
He inspired the fictional creation of Bram Stoker, Count Dracula.
The fortress of Sighisoara was built in the 12th century, when it was known as Castrum Sex (Fort Six) and was consolidated and extended in the 15th century.
In 1298, the city was mentioned as Schespurch, while in 1367 it was named Civitas de Seguswar.
The name of Sighisoara was mentioned for the first time in a written document by Vlad Dracul,
The father of Vlad the Impaler in 1431.
Sighisoara was not the largest or the richest of the seven Saxon fortresses with walls * in Transylvania, but it became one of the most popular. A stroll through the hill streets of the city, with their original medieval architecture, magical blends of cobbled alleys, steep stairs, retreat squares, towers, turrets, and a delightful fortress, are like going back in time.