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The roof, originally built in pyramid form, has undergone various changes, culminating in the addition of four corner turrets in 1826.On the top floor, an observation deck allows a bird's-eye view of the historic town and the Fagaras Mountains beyond.Three 15th century towers have withstood the test of time: Harquebusiers' Tower was the site of Sibiu's first theatrical performance, staged in 1778.
Sibiu is a pedestrian-friendly city with two easily accessible levels: the Upper town, home to most of Sibiu's historic sights, and the Lower town, lined with colorful houses on cobblestone streets and bounded by imposing city walls and defense towers overlooking the river Cibin.
Built in the 13-th century, this tower was used as entrance gate to the second row of fortified walls built around Sibiu.
Throughout the centuries, the Council Tower served as a grain storehouse, a fire watchtower, a temporary prison and even as a museum of botany.
In 1797, Samuel von Hahnemann opened in Sibiu the world's first homeopathic laboratory Sibiu is home to the first hospital in Romania (1292), the first pharmacy (1494) and the oldest museum in Romania, the Brukenthal Museum, opened in 1817 The first book in the Romanian language was printed in Sibiu in 1544 Traditionally, the Upper town was the wealthier part and commercial outlet, while the Lower town served as the manufacturing area.
The historical centre includes the Great Square, Huet Square, the beautiful Passage of Steps connecting the upper town to the lower town, the well-known Bridge of Lies, Goldsmiths' Square and the Small Square.