It is a symbol of the city's most famous and most imposing tower of Sighisoara. Gate Tower originally called due to its location near the second gateway to the city, since the XIII century was known as today. In 1604, it was equipped with a clock whose mechanism was made of wood, so that, 44 years later, in 1648, led by Jhonn Krischel watchmakers to replace it with one made of metal.
Along with the two dials, two plates facing the city, Jhonn Krischel has placed two wooden statues groups driven by the clock mechanism.
Although he was burned in a fire in April 1676, because of its importance, the clock tower was rebuilt in the following year.
Besides defensive role you are fulfilling the tower was the role of the ammunition depot, the archives of the city and flows. The most important function of it was still the head of the city council, which met on the first floor until 1556. In 1899, the clock tower is transformed into museum that we know today.
A wooden gallery around the tower to the top floor. From here, echoing the holidays orasului.Tot songs sung by the orchestra here, guard tower repeated the number of hours elapsed drum beats, first announced the clock, proving that it is awake and watching.
At this level now lies before the visitor a sight that will remain forever etched in my mind an image happy.
Sighisoara existed since the third century BC, a Dacian fortress called Sandoval. This is evidenced by the numerous weapons, things domestic pottery found here. Over ancient Dacian settlement from Sighisoara Romans built another city in I century AD The place was well chosen because as a kind of crossroads of roads in central Transylvania. Identification was made on the plateau called "Podmoale" in the vicinity of today's city.
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