Sighisoara is a fine example of a small, fortified medieval town that sits on the banks of the Târnava Mare River and has been inhabited since the 6th century BC. It is also the birthplace of the object of our quest, Vlad Dracula III. Finally some hard evidence! At the city center on a hill is the walled citadel, or the old fortress town. We entered through a portcullised gate, and it was as if 21st-century people had suddenly descended on a 12th-century community replete with spired towers, cobblestones and central drainage. Walking through here is like stepping back in time, and only a little imagination is required to visualize the mystical days of yore. When Vlad III was born, Sighisoara, Transylvania, was a part of the Kingdom of Hungary. There is much to see here from the ancient graveyard that is adjacent to the almost equally ancient church at the top of the hill to the 175 steps in the wooden covered stairway that leads from the town to the church.