Sibiu (Sibiu, the German name is Hermannstadt (Germanstadt) is a city in Transylvania, the administrative center of Sibiu County, the European Capital of Culture in 2007. It is one of the most important cultural and religious centers of Romania, as well as a major transport hub in the very center of the country. See Citypopulationreview for weather information.
The information office is located at: Str. Samuel Brukenthal, nr. 2, Entry C; tel.: 0040 269 208913. Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9:00-17:00, Sun 9:00-13:00.
How to get to Sibiu
Sibiu International Airport is located on the national highway DN1, 3 km from the city. It accepts flights from Bucharest, Tirgu Mures, Timisoara, as well as Germany, Spain, Ukraine, Austria, Moldova, Greece and Italy. For example, Carpatair, the largest airline in Transylvania, flies from Sibiu to Munich, Bergamo and Treviso, and also flies to Bologna, Verona, Rome and Stuttgart three times a week. TAROM, like LUFTHANSA, flies five times a week to Munich and Vienna. Low-cost Blue Air flies to Cologne, Madrid and Stuttgart.
Address: Sos. Alba Iulia 73; inquiry: 0269 253 135; working hours: 6:00-22:00.
The train is the cheapest, fastest and most comfortable way to get from Romanian cities to Sibiu. There are two trains a day from Bucharest (morning A 1621, which leaves at 9:45 and a night, a journey of 6 hours), and two branded InterCity trains a day from Cluj-Napoca (a journey of 3.5 hours). In addition, three trains a day depart from Sibiu to Brasov (on the way 2 hours 43 minutes), Timisoara (on the way 7 hours), one in the morning to Arad (5 hours 48 minutes).
You can buy a ticket at the official agency at: Str Nicolae Bălcescu 6; tel.: 216 441; Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7:30-19:30.
Buses between Sibiu, Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca are very comfortable, inexpensive and fast. To Cluj-Napoca they depart every hour, on the way 3.5 hours.
Sibiu is a fairly compact city where you can easily move around on foot. Or if you want to rent a car, use a taxi or public transport TurSib.
There are 20 bus routes in the city, two more routes connect the city with the surrounding villages. The fare is 2-3.50 RON, you can buy it at Tursib agencies, kiosks or vending machines located at stops at the railway station, the cemetery and the National Historical Museum. The vending machines sell from 1 to 4 tickets at a time, accept coins from 10 to 50 bani and banknotes in denominations of 1 and 5 RON. The prices on the page are for August 2021.
Finding a taxi stand is not difficult: they are located almost along the entire perimeter of the old city. In addition, you can ask the hotel reception to order a taxi (however, it is worth remembering that some hotels are located in the very center of the city, where traffic is limited).
Or order by phone – Comis: 02 69242424, Corso: 02 69946, Euro: 02 69946, Galaxy: 02 69943, Inter: 02 69242323, Negoiu: 02 69444444, Pronto: 02 69222222, Pro Taxi: 02 69949, Royal: 0217, Star: 02 69953.
Entertainment and attractions in Sibiu
- lower tower
- Upper tower
- Mary’s Lutheran Cathedral
- Holy Trinity Cathedral
In the historical center of the city there is the Big Square (with a fountain, the Town Hall), which smoothly flows into the Small Square and Huet Square (Huet, with a beautiful Evangelical Cathedral). This is one of the most German cities in Romania, most of the buildings here were built by the Saxons in the Middle Ages.
Of interest is the Brukenthal Museum, the second largest in Romania in terms of the number of exhibits after the National Art Museum in Bucharest.
In the suburbs of Sibiu (3 km) there is an open-air museum ASTRA (ASTRA), which perfectly shows the life and way of life of Romanian peasants, artisans; over 300 traditional buildings are featured. In addition, the museum is located in a strikingly picturesque location with beautiful views of the Fagaras mountains.