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The Attractions of Sibiu, Romania

 
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added on 19th of April, 2009

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 city center provides plenty amazing examples of the Protestant Saxon architecture. The narrow streets, where visitors can still walk on the original cobbled roads and the huge and wonderful Unitarian Cathedral at the end of the Main Street are only a few of the things that make Sibiu a perfect place for a Romanian vacation.

Sibiu, Romania - Sightseeing and museums

Joseph Bruckenthal was the governor of the county during the blooming of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The Brukenthanl Museum complex founded by the governor now wears his name and it is the largest and richest one in the area having sections like the unique and very interesting History of the Pharmacology and the Fine Art section exposing paintings of well known Baroque artists such as the Flemish Jan van Eyck and Anthony van Dyck.

However the most famous sight of Sibiu is the impressive Astra-Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization about 1,5 miles (2 km) near the city.

Sibiu, Romania - Also worth visiting

Sibiu is surrounded by mountains and forests that are perfect spots for a weekend in nature. The Trans-Fagarasean gateway is not far from the city, it crosses the Carpathians linking Sibiu County with Arges County and it is the highest way in the country going up high to 2400 meters on a serpentine.

 

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Sibiu History

Located in Southern Transylvania, at the foot of Fagaras Mountains, Sibiu attracts tourists with its beautifully restored historic center, famous ethnographic park and intense cultural life. Sibiu’s history is closely linked to the history of the German colonists in Transylvania: it was them who founded Sibiu in the middle of the 12th century, on the remains of an old Slavic settlement. With constant attacks coming from the Mongol tribes, it took Sibiu (mentioned as ‘Hermannstadt’ in a 1223 document) three centuries until it reached its full potential. By mid 16th century, Sibiu was a flourishing medieval city, run by... Read more »

 
 
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Recent reviews for Sibiu

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 »

Museum of Folk Civilization in Sibiu - Apr 28, 2009, by erato
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... Read more »

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 »

 
 

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