Sighisoara, Medieval

Medieval Sighisoara
Sighisoara Medievala
Sighisoara (Mures county)

The Event

Sighisoara is a city and municipality on the Târnava Mare River in Mures County. In the territory of the modern Sighiosara a Saxon settlement was listed in the 12th century, and a Roman fort was built. By 1337 Sighisoara had become a royal center for the kings and played an important strategic and commercial role at the edges of Central Europe for several centuries. Sighisoara became one of the most important cities of Transylvania, hosting artisans from throughout the Holy Roman Empire. 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 the 17th centuries Sighisoara had as many as 15 guilds and 20 handicraft branches.

Sighisoara medieval city is an unrivalled setting for historical reenactment, with its characteristic narrow streets, inhabited massive brick houses, all surrounded by the city walls with 14 defence towers. The city hosts the Medieval Festival featuring various historical representations and displays and medieval arts such as music, poetry, theatre and dances. The programme includes knights tournaments, historical parades and street entertainment, involving visitors into the life of medieval city filled with craftsmen and merchants, damsels and knights, pilgrims and mercenaries, troubadours and jugglers, witches and prisoners.

The Programme

Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.

Info & Contact

Event official website

Sighisoara Town Council

Sighisoara Tourism Association

The Wolf Knights Order



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