Sibiu (Hermannstadt/Nagyszeben)

Situated on the Cibin river, Sibiu (Hermannstadt/Nagyszeben) is one of the most important cities in Transylvania. One of the most important cultural and religious centers in Romania as well a major transportation hub, the city used to be the center of the Transylvanian Saxons in Romania until World War II. Sibiu was designated European Capital of Culture for the year 2007 together with Luxembourg.

There's so much to tell about Sibiu, but there's a lot of information on the net so i'll be very brief. It's a beautiful clean, quiet place with kind people and hundreds of years of history. Some of the "must-see" places (which can easily take a couple of days) in Sibiu are the Dumbrava forest (that hosts the oldest zoo in Romania - 1929 - and one of the largest open-air museums in the world - The "ASTRA" National Museum Complex) and the Old Fortress in the town center.

The location on Wikimapia and some of my personal photos follow. For (much) more info and beautiful pictures you could check Wikipedia,, the panoblogus, flickr etc..

- Dumbrava forest:

- the old town center:

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