Culture, cuisine & nature in a mysterious land behind the Carpathians. Transylvania is a part of Romania surrounded by untouched nature and wonderful landscapes. Discover with Heide Reisen also the European Capital of Culture Sibiu.
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Once you arrive in Sibiu, I can offer you the following accommodation options:
My Continental ★★★, Art Hotel ★★★★, Hilton Sibiu ★★★★★, an apartment in Michelsberg (Cisnădioara) or an apartment in the center of Hermannstadt (Sibiu)
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Sibiu city tour
We offer you a leisurely walk through the Old Town of Sibiu to admire the historically significant sights. The tour takes 2 hours.
Costs: 24 euros (can be booked for groups of five or more, incl. audio guide), language: German.
We have expanded our services and entered into a cooperation with the leading provider of audio systems. With Heide Reisen you get a radio-supported guide system with good sound and transmission quality. The guide gets a microphone and the guest a radio receiver, so that you can listen to the guide without crowding and completely relaxed.
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Thanks to its location (at 2,034 meters, in the Făgăraș Mountains, Sibiu county), cold and long winters are guaranteed and, besides the wonderful winter landscape, the hotel is another highlight of this region.
Lake Balea can be reached by cable car / gondola (3.7 km, Monday to Sunday, between 9:00 and 17:00). The starting point of the cable car is Balea waterfall (Cabana Balea Cascada).
Pictures from the end of last week (mid-February 2024).
City tours can be found here: https://heide-reisen.de
It served the Habsburgs as a strategic defence point along the military border with the Ottoman Empire. Alba Iulia is located near the highway on the way to and from Sibiu (Hermannstadt). It is definitely worth a visit.
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Făgăraș (German: Fogarasch or Fugreschmarkt) is a town in Brașov County, Transylvania Region. The city is shaped by the church and the fortress. A legend relates that Prince Negru Vodă left this place to establish the Principality of Wallachia south of the Southern Carpathians. At the end of the 12th century the fortress was only made of wood and was extended into a stone fortress in the 14th century.
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 )
Biertan belongs to the first German-Saxon settlements and was mentioned in documents as early as 1398 (other sources: 1402).
Like any Saxon settlement, it is characterised by a row of houses built around a central square above which rises the imposing church fortress. Between 1572 and 1867, Biertan was the seat of the Saxon bishopric (episcopal see of the Evangelical Church A.B.), which favoured the construction of one of the largest agricultural communities in Transylvania around this fortified church. It is a medieval and architectural treasure of Romania, definitely worth a visit.
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.
Text source: Wikipedia
Like any Saxon settlement, it is distinguished by a series of houses, which rise around a central square above the imposing church fortress. Between 1572 and 1867, Biertan was the seat of the Saxon Diocese (bishop of the Evangelical Church A.B.), which favored the construction of one of the largest peasant communities in Transylvania, around this fortified church. It is a medieval and architectural treasure in Romania, which is definitely worth a visit.
It is located on the left bank of the Olt River, almost exactly halfway between the cities of Sibiu and Făgăraș, and is currently 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 document from Constanta, 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-15th centuries, collected and analysed by Leopold Janauschek, mention the year of the monastery's foundation as around 1202-1203.monastery around 1202-1203.
The first German settlers probably arrived in the area in 1147; they settled on the hill above the river Zibin, the upper town of today. The first written mention of the city dates from 1191 under the name of praepositum Cibiniensem; a priest was established. From 1223 the Latin name "Villa Hermanni" is documented and from 1241 the German equivalent Hermannstorf.
In the 14th century, Sibiu developed into a commercial center of international importance. It was one of the most important cities in Transylvania - perhaps even the most important, as it was not only a center of commerce, administration and church, but also had the largest fortifications in all of Transylvania.
Schässburg ( Sighisoara ) in Mureș district | Barsana monastery in Maramureș district | Corvin / Hunedoara castle in Hunedoara district | Hermannstadt town ( Sibiu ) in Sibiu district | T / Bran from Brașov District | Peles Castle from Prahova District