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Sighişoara (German: Schäßburg; Hungarian: Segesvár; Latin: Castrum Sex) is a city and municipality on the Târnava Mare River in Mureş County, Romania. Located in the historic region Transylvania, Sighişoara has a population of 32,287 (2002). It is a very beautiful city, with a medieval citadel still standing. It is also considered the birth place of Vlad the Impaler, or Dracula as some call him.

Hitchhiking directions

Sighişoara is crossed by a very important road in Romania, the European route E60. It will also be quite close to the future A3 motorway.

North towards Târgu Mureş, Cluj-Napoca

Coming from the citadel, climb down the hill it's placed upon and you should hit the main road. Walk along it for about 5 minutes. You will see a small intersection, where the main road turns right, and intersects a small road coming from the left. There should be a small church on your left side, right before the intersection. Right after this intersection, the main road widens for a bit, becoming a 4-lane, and that's where you'll need to be, just after the main road turns right, on that extra lane. Don't worry about traffic, as cars coming of the 2-lane road still use the 4-lane one as a 2-lane for a while, so it's completely safe.

South towards Braşov, Bucharest

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