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Museum of Folk Civilization in Sibiu, Romania

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Sibiu – ASTRA Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization – How to get there?

The city of Sibiu is the capital of Sibiu County situated in north to the Southern-Carpathians, in the heart of Romania. The Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization lies 1.5 miles (2 km) near the city. The museum is approachable via train or on the E68 and E81 international routes that passes through the city.

Sibiu – ASTRA Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization – Overview

There is a wonderful landscape in the forest near the city, giving place to the ASTRA Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization, the largest open-air museum in Romania having a total of 96 ha (237 acres). This immense territory includes two distinct exhibitions, the open-air ethnographic museum and the exhibition of modern wood sculpture, two different worlds meeting on the same place in perfect harmony. There is a 6 ha (15 acres) lake in the middle of the museum that mirrors the floating bridges and the windmills surrounding the lake.
The museum exposes traditional houses from all over the country, from Transylvania to the Danube Delta. Tools and machineries linked to the traditional crafts are also exposed, wind- and watermills, wine presses, butter churns just like some of the first threshers in Romania. My personal favorite was a wooden merry-go-round and a colored chariot especially for the transport of brides on their wedding day.

Sibiu – ASTRA Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization – How much does it cost?

The museum is opened all week, except for official holydays. Tickets for adults cost 15 lei (app. 5 $), tickets for children and students cost 4 lei (app. 1.2 $) but there is extra charge for night visiting (from 19:00 to 03:00).


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The purpose of this Sibiu Travel Guide is to demonstrate that choosing Sibiu as a perfect tourist destination can’t be done at random, but for its incredible opportunities to show its worth to have been chosen for its fabulous historical buildings, historical goals in its past, and the abundance of diversified museum institutions which house incredible collections of art, archaeology, anthropology and history exhibits, some real proofs of a beautiful culture. Sibiu is known as being a compact city with quite short distances between its important sites and its extremities, so visiting the city on foot is rather recommendable to be able... Read more »


Recent reviews for Sibiu

Visiting Sibiu in the summer - Jul 28, 2007, by szbogi
We arrived to Sibiu (in german it's Hermannstadt) in the afternoon. Sibiu has been chosen to be the European Capital of Culture in the year of 2007 together with Luxembourg. The city is beautiful and amazingly clean compared to other... Read more »

The Attractions of Sibiu - Apr 19, 2009, by erato
The city of Sibiu is the capital of Sibiu County in Romania and in 2007 it won the title of the Cultural Capital of Europe. The city used to be the center of the Saxons in the heart of the Carpathians.Sibiu, Romania - Architecture The old... Read more »

You shouldn't miss in Sibiu - Apr 22, 2009, by erato
I found Sibiu a very nice, amazing historical city, I think the city won the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2007 for a very good reason. Here are just some of its sights what I enjoyed most: 1. The 'Holy Trinity' Romanian Orthodox... Read more »


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