Church on the Hill, Sighisoara

3.5
#3 of 8 in Historic Sites in Sighisoara
Climb the 175 steps of the covered wooden scholars' stairway to reach Church on the Hill, which shelters 16th- and 17th-century tombs in the crypt below the main altar. The church was erected gradually from 1345 to 1525 on the upper plateau of a hill offering broad views over the town and the road. Inside look for decorated fragments of the late 15th-century frescoes, funerary sculptures, and polyptych shrines brought from other churches. Notice the 15th-century carved pulpit and stone holy water font. Visit the nearby graveyard, the final resting place of the Saxons who built this citadel, which is included in the World Heritage List. Our Sighisoara tour itinerary planner makes visiting Church on the Hill and other Sighisoara attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • On the top of the town hill, after you climbe the "Covered stairs", you will find a chapel. It is old and cold, but inside there is a man who, if you want, can tell you about the history of the place....  more »
  • Worth the walk up the hill - church is interesting and cemetery is very atmospheric with some interesting monuments.  more »
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