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Sibiu, Romania

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mirabella581 mirabell…
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Visit Sibiu-Romania Aug 19, 2013
This Saturday I visited Sibiu and I thought to share with you a fabulous location in Romania.

Sibiu (Romanian pronunciation: [siˈbiw], German: Hermannstadt, Hungarian: Nagyszeben) is a city in Transylvania, Romania,Located some 215 km (134 mi) north-west of Bucharest.

Sibiu is one of the most important cultural centres of Romania and, in tandem with the city of Luxembourg, it was designated a European Capital of Culture for the year 2007. Formerly the centre of the Transylvanian Saxons, the old city of Sibiu was ranked as "Europe's 8th most idyllic place to live" by Forbes.

The city administers the Păltiniş ski resort.

Sibiu has one of the most modern international airports in Romania, with direct connections to Germany, Austria, England and Spain as well as to other Romanian cities.

Direct flights from Sibiu:

Munich (Lufthansa, Tarom)

Vienna (Austrian Airlines)

Bucharest (Blue Air, Tarom)

Timişoara (Carpatair)

Stuttgart (Blue Air)

Sibiu is an important node in the European road network, being on two different European routes (E68 and E81). At a national level, Sibiu is located on three different main national roads, DN1, DN7 and DN14.

Several festivals are organised yearly in Sibiu, the most prestigious of them being the Theatre Festival, organized each spring at the end of May. Medieval Festival organized every year in August, reviving the medieval spirit of Transylvania. The Artmania Festival is held every Summer since 2006 and as of 2008 the Rockin' Transilvania Festival is also held in Sibiu. The oldest Jazz Festival in Romania is organized here, as well as the "Carl Filtsch" festival for young classical piano players, the "Astra Film" documentary film festival, the Transylvania calling Festival a Multi Cultural 6 day Open Air Music festival! 26–31 July 2007, a medieval arts festival and many more smaller cultural events.

Facing west of the square is the stunning Brukenthal Palace (Palatul Brukental), built between 1778-1785 by a Viennese architect in a refined late-baroque style,Even though the museum officially opened in 1817, its art galleries welcomed visitors 27 years earlier (1790), three years prior to the opening of the Louvre.

ASTRA Open Air Museum -Located in the middle of a dense forest and surrounded by a beautiful lake, ASTRA features more than 300 buildings as well as watermills and windmills, gigantic presses

Astra Museum Sibiu for wine, fruit and oil, hydraulic forges and structures representing village architectural styles from many parts of Romania. (ASTRA is the second largest open-air museum in the world 250 acres)

And there are several museums that you can visit :"The History Museum ","Emil Sigerus Saxon Ethnographic Museum ","Museum of Hunting Weapons and Trophies ","Pharmacy Museum ","The Steam Engine Museum ".

The Bridge of Lies -

Podul Minciunilor

Several steep streets and stairways lead from the upper

to the lower town. One of them passes beneath the iron Bridge of Lies. Built in 1859 by Fredericus Hutte, this was the first wrought iron bridge in Romania.Legend has it that the name derived from the merchants' fiery disputes which flared up around it and the passionate but transitory vows of young lovers who often met here. :)

The local food is really great and hotels also but I cant write about any hotel bcz usually I visit Sibiu just for one day is really near to my town.

I hope I've convinced you sharing with you a little of Sibiu

"The bridge of lies ":)
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spocklogic says:
Very good review - Well written and informative. I've not been to Romania, or eastern Europe for that matter, unless you include Turkey, but it is something I plan to do as I've covered most of Western Europe and would like to see the Eastern part.
Posted on: Aug 19, 2013
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