A must-see is the city of Sibiu in Transylvania, also known as Hermannstadt. The medieval city center offers numerous historical monuments and other old buildings and a huge marketplace where various events take place. In 2007, Sibui was also the European Capital of Culture. Sibui’s old town is characterized by large and small squares as well as alleys with old buildings and houses that date back to the city’s eventful past. Sibiu is praised in the international press and recommended as a tourist destination. Because Sibiu’s Old Town is one of the most beautiful historical city centers in Europe, and therefore a must for every traveler in Transylvania.
Stroll through the alleys of the old town and keep your eyes open. Whether old fortified towers, churches, palaces or town houses, the charm of the city will captivate you. You can also join one of the guided tours or book a private guide. The choice is yours.
Among the attractions & sights of the city that you must see is the Town Hall Tower, one of the landmarks of Sibiu and a perfect viewpoint. The churches of the city in particular characterize the image of the city. Impressive is the Evangelical Church with its over 70 meters high bell tower.
Not far from the Catedrala evanghelica is the Bridge of Lies, one of the first cast-iron bridges in Romania and today one of the most popular photo motifs of Sibui.
- Old Town (Centrul Istoric)
- Ev. Cathedral of Saint Mary(Catedrala Evanghelica)
- Bridge of Lies (Podul Minciunilor)
- City Hall Tower (Turnul Sfatului)
- Big Square (Piata Mare)
- Brukenthal Palace (Palatul Brukenthal) Museum
- Holy Trinity Church(Biserica Romano-Catolica Sfanta Treime)
- Open Air Museum Astra(Muzeul Astra)
- Street (Strada Nicolae Balcescu)
- Stone Staircase (Pasajul Scărilor din Sibiu)
Photos of Sibiu
Also impressive are the Orthodox Cathedral and the Roman Catholic Holy Trinity Church in Sibiu. The Brukenthal Palace is located on the large market square (Piata Mare) and is not only a building worth seeing, but also the seat of the oldest museum in Romania.
The Museum of Natural History is also located in the Old Town, where the Astronomical Observation Center is located. The sights in the old town are close to each other, and since the historic center is almost car-free, the attractions of the city can be easily explored on foot. Furthermore, the numerous restaurants and cafes invite you to linger.
The open-air museum Astra, on the other hand, is located outside the city and shows Romanian rural life in the past on almost 100 hectares.
Posts of Sibiu
Sibui is also an ideal starting point to explore the natural beauties of the surrounding area. Among them are nature reserves & natural parks as well as the first aerial health resort in Romania, the so-called High Gully/Paltinis. For example, the Parcul Natural Cindrel, Parcul Național Cozia and Parcul Natural Gradistea Muncelului – Cioclovina. In the summer months, the beautiful mountain pass road (Transfagarasan) is also recommended. It is one of the most beautiful mountain roads in the world, from which you can also look at the mountain lake Lacul Balea.
Since Sibiu has an international airport, the beautiful city can be easily reached by plane. Within the city you can use public transportation or cabs. There are also direct train connections to Brasov or Bucharest.