Bridge of Lies Tours

Framed by old-fashioned lampposts and lined with colourful flowers, the iron footbridge running between Piata Mica and Piata Huet makes for a romantic spot, looking down over Ocnei street below. But if you believe local legend, Sibiu’s landmark ‘Bridge of Lies’ is much more than a pretty photo opportunity. First built as a wooden footbridge some 200 years ago, the bridge earned its ominous moniker thanks to local myth, which dictates that the bridge has ‘ears’ and magical powers. The bridge was said to expose liars and cheats, creaking and shuddering when lies were told in the town, and would allegedly collapse if a liar attempted to cross.

The iron bridge that stands today was built to replace its predecessor in 1859, but the legend remains and it’s often cited as an example to local kids about the importance of telling the truth. The Bridge of Lies has now become an important symbol of Sibiu and makes a popular destination for tourists, but if you plan on walking across the bridge, it’s probably best to watch what you say… just in case!

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The Bridge of Lies is located in central Sibiu and connects Piata Mica and Piata Huet.
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Address: Piața Mică, Sibiu 550182, Romania
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Private Walking Tour of Sibiu

Explore the charms of Sibiu on this immersive guided walking tour. After meeting your friendly local guide, set off to explore the storied cobblestone streets of Sibiu. As you stroll at a leisurely pace, your guide will illuminate the surroundings with tales and fun facts about the area. Learn about medieval walls, romantic squares, historical buildings, orthodox churches and more. This is a great way to familiarize yourself with Sibiu and learn more about its history.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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