Sibiu is a Romanian county with the district city of Hermannstadt (Romanian Sibiu) in the Centru (centre) planning region. Historically, it belongs to the region of Transylvania. The registration number and common abbreviation for the circle is SB. Sibiu county borders Mureș county in the north, Brașov county in the east, Argeș and Vâlcea counties in the south and Alba county in the west.
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Here's a first overview of Christmas markets in Romania:
Sibiu: 17 Nov. 2023 - 02 Jan. 2024
Craiova: 17 Nov. 2023 to 02 Jan. 2024
Cluj-Napoca: 24 Nov. to 01 Jan. 2024
Timișoara: 26 Nov. 2023 - 07 Jan. 2024
Oradea: 26 Nov. 2023 - 26 Dec. 2023
Bucharest: 30 Nov. 2023 - 26 Dec. 2023
Brasov: 30 Nov. 2023 - 07 Jan. 2024
and many, many more ...
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The town is about 120 km from Brasov (Kronstadt), about 100 km from Sibiu (Hermannstadt) and about 55 km from Târgu-Mureș. Sighisoara is one of the few fully preserved medieval towns in the world today. Its unique historic centre was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.
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The village is part of the municipality of Mosna and is also known under the old Romanian names Alma Saşe and Alma Intre Vii, as well as in Hungarian such as Almad, Szaszalmas, Nemet-Almas and Almas.
Information about the fortified church can be found here:
Today the visitor encounters an evangelical Lutheran church, a true treasure, which is gradually revealed in the eyes of the visitor. The interior of the church is rich in unique zoomorphic motifs (animal-shaped, animal-shaped) and plant motifs.
The first German settlers probably arrived in the area in 1147. The first documented mention of the town dates from 1191. From 1223 the Latin name "Villa Hermanni" is documented and from 1241 the German equivalent Hermannstorf.
Thanks to Mr. Maik Lanckrock (instagram.com/travantime) for permission to use these images from early August 2022.
Aber es ist ein schönes Bild, das die Straße im langen Sommer/Herbstwetter in Richtung Sibiu zeigt.
The location (at 2,034 meters, Fagaras Mountains, Sibiu County) guarantees cold and long winters and, in addition to the wonderful winter world, is another highlight of this region.
Lake Balea can be reached by cable car / gondola (3.7 km, from Monday to Sunday between 9:00 and 17:00). The starting point / starting of the cable car is Balea waterfall (Cabana Balea Cascada).
Images from last weekend ( 12.02.2023 )
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It is located on the left bank of the Olt River, between the cities of Sibiu and Fagaraș, and is now an Evangelical Lutheran church. The exact date of the foundation of the Carta Monastery (Latin: monasterium beatae Mariae virginis in Candelis de Kerch) is unknown.
A Constance document dated 17 April 1418, issued by Sigismund, King of Hungary, vaguely states that the monastery was founded, built and granted rights and privileges by its predecessors. Cistercian documents from the 13th to 15th centuries collected and analysed by Leopold Janauschek mention the founding year of the monastery around 1202-1203.
Ighisu Nou was first mentioned in a document from 1305 from the Chapter of Alba Iulia.
The lake is located in Sibiu county and is just under 80 kilometres from the city of Sibiu and about 70 kilometres from the town of Făgăraș.
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The first German settlers arrived in the area probably in 1147. The first documentary mention of the town dates from 1191. The Latin name "Villa Hermanni" is documented from 1223 and the German equivalent Hermannstorf from 1241.
City tours can be found here: https://heide-reisen.de
As a result of the threat of the Turks, the city had three wall rings built with 39 towers and several large gates. It became the largest fortified city in the Kingdom of Hungary. Hermannstadt repeatedly resisted the sieges of the Turks, who never managed to capture the city.
In 1442, the Turks were beaten at the city gates, Mayor Thomas Trautenberger became a legend. Therefore, in 1445, Pope Eugene IV described Sibiu as a wall and a shield of Christianity.
However, the armies passing by and tanning in front of the city destroyed the entire surrounding area again. Once, the Hungarian prince of Transylvania, Gabriel Bathory, managed to occupy the city through a trick, robbing and expelling all German inhabitants from the solid walls - a bitter lesson, which led to an even greater vigilance and distrust of the Germans.
By 1500, Sibiu already had about 6,000 inhabitants. In the Reformation, the writings of Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon came to the city in 1523. In 1543, Protestant creed was introduced because states gave each other the freedom to decide on the faith. On March 31, 1556, during a city fire, the entire lower town and also part of the upper city burned down and about 550 buildings were destroyed.
Hermannstadt was the political center of the Transylvanian Saxons and the headquarters of Universitas Saxonum, a kind of Transylvanian Parliament that dealt with Transylvanian-Saxon concerns until 1878 and was a symbol of political unity and the independence of the Transylvanian Saxons.
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The tower was part of the city's third fortification belt, and is now the surviving tower on the left of the city wall and fortress. It is located on Zitadellenstraße (Harteneckgasse, named after the mayor Johann Sachs von Harteneck).
The Olarilor Tower (Olarilor's Tower in Romanian, to the right of the wall) was built in the 15th century by the Saxon potters' guild. It was also part of the city's third fortification belt and stands to the right of the preserved defensive wall and fortress.
Images: July 2023
The town and fortified church of Biertan (Biertan in German), first mentioned in a document from 1283, is located in the county of Sibiu in the Transylvania region.
When: 14 and 15 October
Where: Brukenthal Palace in Avrig (Freck in German), just a few kilometres from Sibiu / Hermannstadt | https://palatulbrukenthalavrig.ro/