Located in the historic region Transylvania, Sighişoara has a population of 32,287 (2002).
Sighişoara is a popular tourist destination, due to its well-preserved walled old town. The landmark of the city is the Clock Tower, a 64m high tower built in 1556. It is today a museum of history.
Other interesting sights are:
- Sighişoara Citadel – a 12th Century Saxon edifice, is the historic center of the city. Still occupied, the citadel is listed as a World Heritage Site.
- Clock Tower – Built in 1360 and standing at 60 meters tall atop the citadel hill. Inside is a museum that finishes in a great view from the top.
- Weapon Museum – next to Vlad’s birthplace. Very small, but it contains an interesting selection of medieval weapons (swords, arrows, etc.).
- Covered Staircase – a very old stone staircase with a wooden roof along the whole span. This leads up to the Church on the Hill and the cemetery.
- Church on the Hill – contains many frescoes and a crypt. Built on the location of the Roman fort. Close to the cemetery on the side of the hill, which contains many German tombstones.
- Bust of Vlad Tepes – Located around the corner from his birthplace, within sight of the Clock Tower.
- Vlad Dracu
- Hermann Oberth, one of the founding fathers of rocketry and astronautics
- Johannes Kelpius, a German intellectual, musician, and mystic who founded a religious community when he immigrated to the American colony of Pennsylvania in the late seventeenth century
- Johann Michael Ackner, famous Saxon archaeologist
- Ralph Gunesch, German football player as of 2006
- Friedrich Grünanger, architect
- Radu Voina, handball player, national team manager
- Adrian Ivanitchi, folk guitarist