Sighișoara is a city in Mureș County and has 25.6050 inhabitants.

Sighișoara

Sighișoara, Clock Tower

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46,21928 N, 24,79329 E

Clock Tower, the highest tower of Sighisoara , with 64 m of its dates from the fourteenth century . Its walls 2.3 m thick gave ammunition necessary security deposits , archives and the city treasury . Entering the city through the Clock Tower was well fortified and defended by three gates.

On the third floor consoles are seen coming out of the wall by about 3 m , hardening impression fortress tower. Fifth floor of the tower is retracted inside 1.40 m, and is surrounded by an open balcony . Above the gallery see four towers that symbolized the city had the right to proceedings. 34 m high roof covered with glazed tile continues with two domes, a small golden globe , and a meteorological mast , the top of which is a cock , rotating in the wind . If you see facing west citizens of Sighișoara know it will rain.

Clock mechanism , initially made of wood, after the great fire of 1676 was replaced by a metal . The tower was renovated in 1677 , and there were wooden statues and groups . Figurines of 0.80 m, to lower city is weekday symbols and to the city, peace , justice and righteousness.

On the right , a drummer beating quarter hour , the goddess of justice with balance in hand appears and the Goddess of Justice, blindfolded and with his sword raised. Two figurines preach day and night.

By the year 1556, on the first floor of City Hall functioned . 1899 tower houses the Museum of History.

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