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Sibiu, or Hermannstadt as it was known, was the grandest of the seven walled cities built by Saxon settlers in Transylvania during the twelfth century. The others were: Brașov (Kronstadt), Bistrita (Bistritz), Cluj (Klausenburg), Medias (Mediasch), Sebes (Mühlbach) and Sighișoara (Schässburg). The big question most visitors planning a trip around Romania ask is, "Out of Brașov, Sighișoara and Sibiu, which is the best?" The guide books seem to favour Brașov and Sighișoara, but nearly everyone I have ever asked this question, be they Romanian or foreign, has unhesitatingly answered, "Sibiu". And I would agree: Sibiu is simply the best of them all.

Sibiu has always been the cultural centre of Transylvania. During the nineteenth century Franz Liszt, Johan Strauss, Johannes Brahms, and Richard Strauss all played here. The city was chosen to be the 2007 European Capital of Culture.

  • Last visit to Sibiu: Dec 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Thanks for your travel story, Ian! It would be great to pay a visit there...

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2012 at 1:40 AM

    I'm going to visit Sibiu next year...for the Euro VT meeting.


  • planxty's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2009 at 8:48 AM

    Ian, what an interesting and well-constructed Sibiu page, very useful. fergy.

  • timada's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2008 at 12:29 PM

    Really enjoyed to read your pages about Sibiu . I used to go there on my holidays when I was in high school !

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Dec 24, 2007 at 8:03 PM

    Great page of Sibiu. Interesting wall with eyes :) Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. Cheers, SL :)

  • Dec 4, 2007 at 11:10 AM

    Beautiful photos!


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