one step, two steps...
The covered Stairs or the Pupils' Stairs is found in the citadel, leading to the college up the hill, where the medieval church and the old graveyard are also positioned. In it's angle, it's an impressive construction to photograph. It was built in 1663 and originally had three hundred steps. Later in time it was covered with wood to protect the children on their way to school. After the modifications made in 1849, there were only 175 rungs left. Those rungs are also used today. I must admit the whole ensemble is pretty weird, the rocks between the stairs block, that serve as slabs are quite uncomfortable to walk on, as it never rains inside and they get out of the ground they're fixed in.
Nevertheless, it's a beautiful image as you get up... a must-see of Sighisoara. [more]
A very interesting and I think, unique thing in Romania is the stairway of Sighisoara. The stairway is completely covered. It looks like a tunnel, but the whole construction is made out of wood. The stairway takes you to the church that lays on the hill. Apparently the stairway was built especially for the children that went to school in winter. The weather is very cold in that part of the country and it gets very slippery in the mountainous areas. There used to be 300 steps, but many of them were damaged. Now there still are 175. I climbed it, but I found it a bit risky at first. Nothing happened, but take care and watch your step. [more]
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