The Clock Tower
The address of the tower is 1 Piaţa Muzeului Street, Sighişoara, Mureş County.
- from May 15th to September 15th: Tuesday- Friday 09:00 - 18:30; Saturday-Sunday 10:00 - 17:30;
- September 16th – May 14th: Tuesday-Friday 09:00 - 15:30; Saturday-Sunday 09:00 - 15:30.
Entrance fee: Yes
The Clock Tower as well as the entire Sighişoara fortress, is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is one of the most well-known symbols of the picturesque city.
Ever since the 14th century the majestic tower watches over the main entrance of the fortress. Throughout time, it served as the City Hall, court, treasury or citadel’s dungeon. The 64 meters high tower is an architectural jewel built in the Baroque style adorned with ingenious statutes and two huge clock dials. The four turrets placed on the corners of the coloured roof are also representative for this tower.
Since 1899, the tower hosts the History Museum of Sighişoara where you can admire archeological features, icons painted on wood or glass, but also objects specific to the craftsmanship (Taylor, Weaver, Gold). Here you can also visit the Torture Chamber or the Weapons Hall. From its balcony you can admire the fascinating view of the city and its surroundings.
Did you know?
The mechanism of the clock is made by a Swiss company and has operated nonstop since 1906.
Like the entire medieval fortress, the Clock Tower’s state of preservation is good, being the most visited attraction in Sighişoara. In the past it served as many different things, and ever since 1899 it was used as a museum, housing the History Museum, Torture Chamber and the Weapons Hall.