24 August 2016

24 Aug 2016 10:00 PM | Anonymous member

One more fabulous day in Romania! We had another magical walk in the medieval city of Sighisoara, a 12 th century city in Transylvania at the crossroads of ancient civilizations from The Romans, the Ottomans, the Saxons, the Hungarians, the Romanians and more. We walked up the 5 stories to the top of the entry tower where we had a wonderful view over the city and the surrounding mountains. Exhibits along the various floors showed the historical perspective with ceramics, tools, clocks and furniture from the thirteenth century on. At the 4 th level we were able to see the clock mechanism. It is glockenspiel with different figures for each day of the week and a separate one for daytime and nighttime. Some of us walked up the 176 steps to the top of the hill, where an old 13th Century church is located, while others visited the torture museum and the weapons museum.

We then went on to a most interesting tasting experience where jams and savories are made from local organically grown fruits and vegetables. We sampled a variety of delicious products and purchased a few goodies. We continued on the beautiful hilly drive to Brazov with fields of corn, sugar beets, alfalfa, horses, cattle and sheep.  Brazov is built between two mountains and backs into a box canyon. We took a walking tour of the area around the main square, including the Catherine gate, the Synagogue, the Black Church and more beautiful views of the entire town. We enjoyed a short visit with a local member of the Brazov Frienship Force club before we went to a local pub for dinner.

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