Discover Romania: Sighișoara, the Impaler’s Birthplace

A charming place in every way, Sighișoara is one of the seven citadels (or Siebenbürgen) which were populated by Transylvanian Saxons in medieval times (alongside Bistrița, Brașov, Cluj, Mediaș, Sebeș, and Sibiu). Its history starts back in the 12th century, but most of the medieval buildings still standing today are from the 16th century. To foreign visitors, Sighișoara is known first…