Student’s Stairway in Sighişoara
The Students' Stairway is located in Sighişoara, Mureş County. If you climb it, you will discover a few of Sighişoara’s major attractions: the School on the Hill (the oldest school in Transylvania), the Church and Cemetery on the Hill. These will definitely fascinate you.
Built in 1662 the students' stairway is a flight of wooden stairs covered with tiles of wood located in Sighişoara citadel. This was built in order to facilitate the students’ access to the school located near the Church on the Citadel’s Hills. There are many legends about this place. One of these legends is that a boy can find his soulmate only if he can kiss the lips of a girl and say her name by stepping on each stair.
Did you know?
Initially the Students' Stairway had 300 stairs, but they were reduced to 175 after it was modified in 1849.
The current state of preservation of the stairs is good, being renovated many times over the years.