Scholar's Stairs was built in 1642. It used to connect the lower part to the upper part of the citadel of Sighişoara. The main purpose was to allow people to reach the church and the School more easily on winter time, obviating the problems caused by the snow. In the beginning it counted 300 steps but now only 176 remains. Most of the time when you reach the top a passionate musician will welcome you with the gentle sounds of his guitar.