The city of my soul! Sighişoara During the 12th century, German craftsmen and merchants known as the Transylvanian Saxons were invited to Transylvania by the King of Hungary to settle and defend the frontier of his realm. By 1337 Sighişoara had become a royal center for the kings, who awarded the settlement urban status in 1367 as the Civitas de Segusvar The city played an important strategic and commercial role at the edges of Central Europe for several centuries. Sighişoara…
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Cluj Orthodox Cathedral (Night)
A night shot of the Cluj Orthodox Cathedral. Just in the lower right you can spot the Communist style Avram Iancu monument - a Romanian National Hero of the 19th century.