Clock Tower - Sighișoara

In the Middle Ages the fortress had 14 towers, today only 9 towers remind us of the medieval era. The clock tower is located on the southeastern side of the lower plateau of the fortress and it is part of the front door complex that provides access to the Citadel in the Lower Town. The tower has a height of 65 meters with 5 levels, the latter being a little more retreated and an open gallery. The ground floor of the tower dates back to the 14th century. In the 16th century, the tower had four high towers on the roof, a sign of the city's status, with the right to grant the death penalty. After the fire in 1676, the tower was burned and restored by baroque bandmasters. Inside, on each level the tower has two rooms. 

In 1648 at level 4 the clock is installed. The figures made of linden wood, representing the days of the week under the image of the ancient gods and the goddesses of Peace, Justice, day and night, and two fighters who beat the quarters of an hour, were restored in 1677. At the end of the 19th century it became the Museum of history of the city.


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