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Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council), Sibiu

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Get a window into Transylvania's Germanic history at Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council), one of the city's most prominent historic buildings. Located in the heart of Old Town, the tower dates back to the 13th century, when Saxon merchants built grand fortified towns across the region. Admire the sturdy architecture of the tower, which was once part of the city's ring of defensive walls. You'll notice the stacked sections and the large clock on each side. Climb the spiral staircase to the top for a sweeping view of medieval Sibiu. Arrange your visit to Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Sibiu using our Sibiu trip itinerary builder app.
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Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council) reviews

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  • With due respect to its rich history, it is another tower similar to the many other towers around Europe. It does looks nice during the night. 
    With due respect to its rich history, it is another tower similar to the many other towers around Europe. It does looks nice during the night.  more »
  • For 2 lei this is definitely a must do. The entrance is up some stairs at the bottom of the Council building (under the white arches). You pay and then climb up a few flights of stairs which aren’t... 
    For 2 lei this is definitely a must do. The entrance is up some stairs at the bottom of the Council building (under the white arches). You pay and then climb up a few flights of stairs which aren’t...  more »
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  • Great views from this tower. Steep steps but not too many of them. Can get a full 360 view from the top. So cheap to climb can't remember how much they charged
  • Great view over the city. 111 stairs. Ticket is only 2 RON. You can go in every round hour for 20 minutes. Make sure to be from the first ones in order to see from the windows without other people in them.

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