While the weather was absolutely beautiful (though sub zero at night) when I visited, conditions can be harsh in Sighisoara, especially in winter.

In 1780 a covered walk called the Passage of the Old Ladies was constructed at the Clock Tower entrance to the Citadel to shield the elderly against rain or snow falls.13

You will undoubtedly use the Clock Tower entrance to enter/exit the Citadel a number of times on your visit so do stop and take it in – the stonework generally at the entrance and this passageway are quite stunning and worth a serious look. Don’t forget an after dark look – no vampires here and entry is not restricted to old ladies (not that any lady would ever admit to that condition, surely?)!


This was not the first covered walkway in Sighisoara. One hundred and thirty eight years earlier, in 1642 a much longer walkway – the Scholars’ Stairs – was built to provide shelter for children and parishioners making their ways, respectively, to the School and the Church on the Hill. Please see my separate review on the Scholars’ Stairs .

Address: Clock Tower Entrance

This entry is one of a group (loop) of entries on Sighisoara, Romania. I suggest you continue with my next entry – HERE – or to start the loop at the beginning go to my introductory entry – HERE.


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