Sibiu city is the heart of German Transylvania, located in the place where many years ago there was one of the biggest medieval fortress from Romania. Today, Sibiu is among the biggest cities from this country which over the years attracted a large number of foreign investments. Also, in 2007 it had a great national and international exposure, being the European City of Culture together with Luxembourg.

About the history

The history of Sibiu seems to be written by Saxon colonies which were called there by Hungarian kings in order to conquer Transylvania faster. Besides new standards of life, Saxons brought with them new crafts and made the old Sibiu an outlet for trade.

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This helped the city to develop quickly and to become the most important fortress of ancient Transylvaniabeing among the prosperous cities of that period.

In the past, Sibiu was known as a remarkable center of German-born population in Transylvania. There lived together in perfect harmony three great cultures: Romanian, Hungarian, and German, and some minorities too. Due to its location, near the Romanian country and Moldovaas well as Germanic influences, the whole culture and monuments around the city took the Western, Byzantine and Orthodox mark. In addition, in the period of Habsburg occupation, Sibiu was considered the second important city of the empire after Vienna. #News

Places to visit in Sibiu

  • The Big Square - It is the perfect place where somebody can start to roam the city. Although initially it was a cereal  market, later it became the place where medieval executions, public meetings or carnivals were organized. Furthermore, buildings over 500 years old surround the square and write the history of the place in colors.
  • Brukenthal National Museum - It is on one side of the Big Square. Museum facades are built in Baroque while the interior combines Baroque with Rocco. The museum was built for the Governor of Transylvania in the XVIII century.
  • The Bridge of Lies - the bridge constructed of wrought iron has this name because of the gossipers who used to stay here.
  • Council Tower - In the past, the tower had a lot of uses: viewpoint of fire, jail, granary and even a museum.