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“A Definitive Saxon Landmark”

Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower
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Budapest, Hungary
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“A Definitive Saxon Landmark”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Anyone who has traveled to Sibiu can tell you that the Tower of the Lutheran Church is probably the town's most important landmark. I've visited Sibiu many times, and when I'm driving through town trying to get to the main square, it's always my guide. The Church was built by Saxon settlers in the Gothic Style, and is a rich example of the Evangelical Saxon Churches that dot the Transylvanian landscape. The tiles rooftop of the steeple can be seen almost all over town, and the little square the Church occupies is a quiet place from which to contemplate the magnificent architecture before venturing inside.

The Church boasts a beautiful and well-preserved knave, complete with wooden pews, painted altarpieces, and beautiful carvings. There is a small room containing tombstones to the back of the Church itself. Many of these are fascinating, having been decorated with fanciful carvings including skulls and cross bones, mythological beasts, and Biblical scenes. The Church's tower may be climbed for those who don't mind walking up a few hundred steps and who aren't afraid of heights. The view from the Church tower is magnificent.

The Sibiu landscape and town is defined by its Saxon heritage, and it would be a great omission for any tourist to miss visiting this most important Saxon landmark. Between mid-August and late-May, it is even possible to see the snow on the Southern Carpathian mountains which flank the city. Whether you climb the tower or not, however, don't miss visiting the church itself. It is probably the single landmark in Sibiu above all others which is not to be missed.

Visited May 2012
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“Great medieval cathedral”
Reviewed March 20, 2012

One of Romanian's most beautiful medieval city, and the evangelical cathedral from Sibiu is worth your visit. You must climb the tower for an awesome city view. Verry cheap

Visited August 2011
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“must see if you go to Sibiu”
Reviewed January 13, 2012

The architecture is nice, although it's been in renovation in the last 4 years.
Being pretty big, makes it one of the main attractions in Sibiu.

Visited December 2011
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Bucuresti, Bucuresti, Romania
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“Amazing view.”
Reviewed December 23, 2011

The view from tower is indeed amazing.There are also a little room of the clock keeper very interesting.

Visited August 2011
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Konstanz, Germany
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“Must visit”
Reviewed December 13, 2011

Great church! Go also in the back you will see the gravstone of the son of Dracula (Vlad Tepes) - Mihnea Voda

Visited September 2011
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