Sibiu - Monuments
Bridge of Lies (Podul Minciunilor)
In Sibiu there is a bridge where the soldiers, before going in the war, used to
declare the love for their girlfriends. Because many soldiers never came back from the war, it was named the Bridge of Lies. It is the first iron-cast bridge in Romania, built in 1859 by Fredericus Hutte, connecting the upper-town to the lower-town. It is said that if anyone tells a lie, the bridge will fall apart with him on it. It is here that lovers put each other's love to the test.
City Hall's Tower (Turnul Sfatului)
Being one of the most renowned monuments of Sibiu, the tower has this name because it defends the second fortification line situated near the building which hosted the City Hall. It has 7 floors, the ground floor being an ample arched passage. A small door makes the access inside the building and a spiraled stair is reaching the upper floors. The tower has above the buttresses, on the Small Square fašade, two stone lions. Through out history it was many times renovated.
Carpenters' Tower (Turnul Dulgherilor)
Carpenter's Tower, placed in Tineretului Parck, is a construction in circular shape at base, delimited by the next section through a cornice. From this level, the tower gets an octagonal prism shape. With a military architecture, the tower is hard to be dated.
Potters' Tower (Turnul Olarilor)
The Potters' Tower is, like Carpenters' Tower, hard to be dated. The tower is linked to the next defense tower through a wall made in two phases. The first half is made of raw stone while the second section is made of brick. The tower is placed in the Tineretului Parck.
Gunsmiths Tower (Turnul Archebuzierilor)
Placed in the southern part of the Tineretului Parck, Gunsmiths Tower has an octagonal prism shape and many fire holes. The lower part of the tower is made of stones while the upper section is made of brick.
Gate Tower (Turnul Portii Cisnadiei)
Placed at the cross between Stairs Passage and Odobescu Street, the Gate Tower is one of the best-preserved elements of the citadel. Right near the tower was built the Altemberger House, the Old City Hall. The tower has two floors, the ground floor being an arched passage.