Sibiu Vacations

Don’t let Bram Stoker’s story frighten you. Sibiu may be a city located in Transylvania, but it was ranked by Forbes as the 8th most idyllic place to live in Europe. Its historic center was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. Additionally, the city sits below the picturesque Făgăraş Mountains. Not even the undead would leave that.

Sibiu places to stay and top hotels

  • Casa Veche
    10.02 reviews
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  • Hilton Sibiu
    10.01 review
    Hotel class: 5
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  • Hotel of Ice
    10.01 review
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  • Hotel Ibis
    10.01 review
    Hotel class: 3
    Popular withLuxuryFamilies

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Sibiu reviews & trip reports

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    History Buffs
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    Art & Design Lovers
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Great place. Beautiful Old City. Lots and lots of great restaurants, places to see, amazing nature. All within the city. No need to rent a car, cheap public transportation and taxi services.

Recommended for:Budget TravelersFamily TravelersHistory Buffs

Nothing special, city center is a large place, it is ok for a evening walk.

Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Sibiu is one of the big cities in Transylvania. The old town is really beautiful, especially in winter when it's covered with snow. Two days would be a good enough time to see all the attractions but it would be good to stay longer and enjoy beautiful Transylvanian city.

Recommended for:History Buffs
Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Sibiu is a fantastic small city and one of the seven original fortresses of Saxon Transylvania. It's a lively town with a handsome old city with some historic attractions and museums.

Recommended for:Budget TravelersBackpackersHistory Buffs
Stuttgart, Germany

realy beautiful and good renovatet City, of course lots of other tourists but the old City is a must if you are there. a Little bit ca. 15 KM in the east is a campground, Near the Center are a lot of parkinglots not expensive.

Recommended for:BackpackersHistory Buffs
Menlo Park, California, USA

A UNESCO World Heritage site for its restored center, Sibiu is a charming place to experience Transylvania - just don't expect to find any vampires.

Limbiate, Italy

Milestones in Sibiu's history
1191 - Mentioned for the first time in a document of the Vatican, under the name "Cibinium" (due to the river Cibin that flows through the city)
1292 - The first hospital in the Kingdom of Hungary was attested.
1380 - The first documented school in the Kingdom of Hungary.
1494 - The first pharmacy in the Kingdom of Hungary.
1534 - The first paper mill in the Kingdom of Hungary.
1544 - The first book in the Romanian language was printed in Sibiu, funded by John II Sigismund Zápolya. This was in Cyrillic letters.
1551 - Conrad Haas's experiment with rockets.
1570 - The Ottoman-dependent Principality of Transylvania was formed after the Ottoman conquest in Hungary.
1671 - Methane gas was discovered near Sibiu.
1782 - Franz-Joseph Müller von Reichenstein discovered the chemical element tellurium.
1788 - First theatre in Transylvania.
1795 - The first lightning rod in Transylvania and in Southeastern Europe was installed in Nagydisznód (present-day Cisnădie).
1817 - The Brukenthal Museum, the first museum in Transylvania was opened.
1867 - The Principality of Transylvania was reunited with Hungary in the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary
1872 - The first railway opened between Sibiu and Copşa Mică
1896 - The first use of electricity in Austria-Hungary, and the first power line in Southeastern Europe.
1904 - The second city in Europe to use an electric-powered trolley (after Timisoara - Romania).
1905 - The Electric Tram is inaugurated(replacing the trolley)
1918 - Upon the Union of Transylvania with Romania, Sibiu became part of Romania.
1928 - The first zoo in Romania.
1941 - Saxons lost their historical majority in the population
1989 - The third city to take part in the Romanian Revolution.
2007 - European Capital of Culture 2007
2011 - The 17.5 km of motorway forming a partial beltway around Sibiu was fully completed on August 30.

Redmond, Washington, USA
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Sibiu is a wonderful place in Transylvania. It reminds me a lot of Brasov with its medieval center. It was the European Culture Capital in 2007 and was named by Forbes one of the top idyllic places to live in !
It can be reached by car, bus, train or plane.


Very affordable city, interesting mostly for culture lovers.


Very wndrful Placement for the tour