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Walking around the Historic Centre of Sighisoara is experience enough. All sites can be seen in a few hours, but absorbing the atmosphere (without the tourists which arrive by late morning) may lead you to stay longer. The main entrance to the old town is through a gate under a large clock tower with revolving figures from Saxon mythology. The tower contains an interesting History mueseum with artefacts relating to the history of the town and its various Medieval Guilds. Good views of the town can be seen from the top of the tower. There is also a very missable 'torture museum' beneath the tower (its one room with 3 unexciting exhibits). The house where the infamous Vlad Tepes ('Dracula') was born and lived until he was 5 is situated in the main square - and is now a good value restaurant. A Medieval German Church with a painted wooden altar and Lutheran graveyard stand on a hill to the South West of the central square and are reached by an old covered walkway built between the 14th and 17th centuries.
Old Sighsoara can only be seen by foot: no public transport goes there.
Casa Dracula on the main square serves reasonably good value food, some with a Dracula spin (look for the daily specials).
Various cafes encircle the main square.
|Aquaris Camping||N. Titulescu 2-4||Campsite||82|
|Burg Hostel||Str. Bastionului 4-6||Hostel||79|
|Gia Hostel||Libertatii Street #41||Hostel||81|
|Nathan's Villa Sighisoara||Str. Libertatii #8 Sighisoara||Hostel||-|
|The Legend House||Sighisoara - Bastionului str. no. 8||Hotel||88|
See also International Telephone Calls
Romania's country code is +40. To dial to other countries from Romania, dial 00 and then the international number usually without the first 0.
Public phones work well and are available in all areas. You must purchase a phonecard from a kiosk to use them. When dialing within Romania, dial 0 + three digit area code + six digit telephone. The main providers of mobile telephones are Vodafone, Orange, Cosmote and Zapp.
Posta Romana is the national postal service of Romania. Postal services are generally very affordable, reliable and reasonably fast. Post boxes are red and can be found near the post offices, along the street or in main train stations. Post offices can be found in even the smallest towns and the opening hours are generally Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 6:00pm and Saturday 8:00am to 12:00, closed on Sunday. You can buy stamps here or at kiosks. Prices for international mail start at around €0.55 and takes at least 3-5 days to countries within Europe. It's slightly cheaper and faster for domestic mail to be send. Intercontinental post is slightly more expensive but takes much longer. For more expensive but faster services you can also try international courier companies like TNT, DHL or UPS.
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