First things first, Sibiu is a city located in Transylvania and is one of the most important cultural centers of Romania judging by the fact that in 2007 it was designated the European Capital of Culture.
I’ve been twice in Sibiu (shame on me!) but I can tell for sure that I’ve lost my heart in this city.
So here are my 15 reasons why you should get on the first train/plane/car/bike/whatsoever and visit this amazing city! And because a picture is worth a thousand words, here you goooo
- Its architecture
- Its history. The first official record referring to the Sibiu area comes from 1191.In the 14th century, it was already an important trade centre. Sibiu became the most important ethnic German city among the seven cities that gave Transylvania its German name Siebenbürgen(literally seven cities).During the 18th and 19th centuries, the city became the second and later the first most important centre of Transylvanian Romanian ethnics.
After World War I, when Austria-Hungary was dissolved, Sibiu became part of Romania; the majority of its population was still ethnic German (until 1941) and counted a large Romanian community, as well as a smaller Hungarian one.
Starting from the 1950s and until after 1990, most of the city’s ethnic Germans emigrated to Germany and Austria.
Among the roughly 2,000 who have remained is Klaus Johannis, the current President of Romania.
- Its doors
- Its ‘eyes’
- Its towers
- It’s affordable. As anything else in Romania. You can get a nice room, eat as much a you want, visit as many things as you can and you would still have enough money left in your pocket.
- Its great food
- Its International Theatre Festival
- The Bridge of Lies
- Its Old Town
- Its Christmas Market
- Its narrow streets
- Its museums : Brukenthal National Museum; Astra National Museum Complex
- The Evangelical Cathedral
- last but not least its amazing people. You’re in Transylvania. Nothing else to say.
Hope you are already planning your trip to Sibiu!
Don’t forget to take lots of photos!!! ❤