Sighisoara & Sibiu

Sighisoara & Sibiu
  • Sighisoara

Sighisoara, also called the medieval town, is the place where time seems to have stood still, its inhabitants still observing the old traditions even today. Sighişoara is one of the very few medieval towns in south-east of Europe that is still inhabited and the only one of this kind in Romania. It dates back to the 17th century.

A great part of its reputation is due to the most famous celebrity in history – in our times – of all the celebrities that have had something to do with Sighisoara, Vlad Tepes the ruler, also called Dracula, son of one of Romania’s ruler – Vlad Dracu.

From the year 1999, the center of the medieval town of Sighisoara has been listed by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Each year, a Medieval Festivaltakes place in the old citadel at the end of July. There is a copy of the “Statue of the Wolf” (“Lupa Capitolina”), a symbol of the latin origin of the romanian people.

  • Sibiu

Sibiu, ( Hermannstadt in german, Szeben in hungarian) is the largest city in Sibiu county. In 2007, Sibiu was the European Capital of Culture, together with Luxemburg.

Sibiu and its surroundings are some of the most visited places in Romania. The historical center is one of the most well preserved historical sites in the country. Many of the walls and fortification systems are very well kept. There are museums in Sibiu that host art collections, paintings, decorative art, anthropology, history, archeology, science history and natural science.

The city is located near Fagaras Mountains – an important trekking  destination – Paltinis resort – a winter sports destination – and the mountain resort Balea-Lac (Balea Lake), a very well known national travel destination. There are also  many fortified churches built by german colonists.

Videoclip – Shighisoara

VideoClip – Sibiu