As a rabid fan of medieval hill towns, I was eagerly anticipating Sighișoara, whose 14th century citadel and historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sighișoara is pretty, with pastel-colored houses all nestled inside a ring of towers. But mostly, Sighișoara is a Dracula kitsch-encrusted tourist trap.
Some Goth 23 year old graphic designer probably invented the Dracula font.
Vlad is the wrong Dracula anyway. (He’s the dad, not the torture-loving son).
Just so you understand the level of tourist trap we’re dealing with here: all in one building the lucky traveler to Sighișoara can visit the room were Dracula was born, a torture/weapons museum, and a Dracula themed restaurant. (The menu of said restaurant contains such delicacies as „Roll Chicken with Dracula Sauce”).
Okay, now I feel guilty for making fun of Sighișoara so here are some pictures showing it’s more historic and un-cheesy aspect. For example: this view, taken from our hotel balcony.
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