Romania / Transylvania

Sighet Marmatiei

Klaus Wijnitzer Temple of Sighet Marmatiei

Str. Basarabia 8, 4925 Sighet

At the northern border of Transylvania lies Sighet Marmatiei, unquestionably the region’s most original and charming little city, where Romanian, Hungarian, Gypsy, and Ruthenian populations all coexist. Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel was born in this Hasidic township, half of those population was Jewish until 1944.

Sighet Marmatiei’s single synagogue, the Klaus Wijnitzer Temple, features a stunning blend of Romantic, Baroque, and Moorish styles.