Colored Sighisoara

Colored Sighisoara

Sighisoara – the city founded in the XIII century Saxon colonists. In those days, was called Shessburg.

The city played an important strategic and commercial role at the edges of Central Europe for several centuries. Sighișoara became one of the most important cities of Transylvania, with artisans from throughout the Holy Roman Empire visiting the settlement. The German artisans and craftsmen dominated the urban economy, as well as building the fortifications protecting it. It is estimated that during the 16th and 17th centuries Sighișoara had as many as 15 guilds and 20 handicraft branches.

Is one of the best preserved medieval citadel in Europe, and in 1999 was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.



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