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.
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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
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Sibiu reviews & trip reports

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 !
http://www.forbes.com/2008/11/18/europe-homes-dollar-forbeslife-cx_po_1118realestate_slide_4.html
It can be reached by car, bus, train or plane.

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Bucharest

Very affordable city, interesting mostly for culture lovers.

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Amreli

Very wndrful Placement for the tour

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