198. Sibiu, Romania

Why Visit Sibiu, Romania?

For some reason I can’t pronounce the name of this city; Sibiu. Seems simple enough right? The owner of the Hotel Central Park hotel in Sighișoara (another interesting pronunciation) says just think C-B-U. So why should you go? It’s a quaint city with lots of history, cool churches, delicious food and friendly people and these are great reasons to visit Sibiu, Romania.

Sibiu, Romania - People in the park

Sibiu, Romania – People in the park

I did this trip compliments of JayWay Boutique Travel who organizes trips for the Eastern Europe region. They make it easy, well easier.

Sibiu, Romania - Old Apartments

Sibiu, Romania – Old Apartments

Where

Sibiu is located in central Romania in the Transylvania region. It is almost due west of Brasov, another unfamiliar destination and southwest of Sighișoara.

How To Get Here

By Train

Start your booking at RailEurope or Eurail. There are trains from Bucharest, Brasov and Sighișoara and other surrounding cities.

By Plane

The nearest commercial airport is the Sibiu International Airport (SBZ).

Sibiu, Romania - Sibiu International Airport (SBZ)

Sibiu, Romania – Sibiu International Airport (SBZ)

The  airlines serving the Sibiu International Airport (SBZ):

Austrian Airlines (OS), Blue Air (0B), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Tarom (RO) and Wizz Air (W6).

Alternatively, you may fly into the Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP), the home of BlueAir and Tarom, then take a local transport or rent a car or be picked up by your Guide arranged by JayWay Boutique Travel.

The following airlines serve the Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP):

Arkia-Israeli Airlines (IZ), Alitalia (AZ), Air France (AF), Aeroflot (SU), Air Moldova (9U), Air Serbia (JU), Aegean Airlines (A3), British Airways (BA), Blue Air (0B), Croatia Airlines (OU), Czech Airlines (OK), Dniproavia (Z6), ELLINAIR S.A. (EL), El Al Airlines (LY), Eurowings (EW), FlyDubai (FZ), Germanwings (4U), Iberia Airlines (IB), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), LOT Polish (LO), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Meridiana Airlines (IG), Pegasus Airlines (PC), Qatar Airways (QR), Ryanair (FR), Swiss Airlines (LX), SAS (SK), Turkish Airlines (TK), TAP Portugal (TP), Tarom (RO), Vueling (VY) and Wizz Air (W6).




By Bus

Eurolines has service to Romania from various points in Europe.

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

Hire A Local

JayWay Boutique Travel provides this level of service. When I went they took care of it all for me. Even if you don’t want to use all the services of JayWay, its worth it to get a Guide once you arrive in Sibiu. Having a Guide made the trip so much more memorable.

Where To Stay

Sibiu holds its own with places to stay. You can find the likes of Accor, Hilton and Ramada plus local brands such as the Continental Forum Sibiu where I stayed. You can use any of the online travel agencies to find accommodations. Finding a place to stay is part of the JayWay Boutique Travel package.

Sibiu, Romania - Hostel

Sibiu, Romania – Hostel

Where To Eat

The food in Sibiu is actually quite good with various fantastic restaurants.

Sibiu, Romania - Spicul

Sibiu, Romania – Spicul

 

Sibiu, Romania - Corn on the Cob

Sibiu, Romania – Corn on the Cob

 

Sibiu, Romania - Proseco

Sibiu, Romania – Proseco

 

Sibiu, Romania - food at Jules Restaurant

Sibiu, Romania – food at Jules Restaurant

What To Do

Here are photos of some things you can do in Sibiu. It’s a walking city with lots to see and do. I especially liked the Lier’s Bridge which bridges two parts of the city.

Sibiu, Romania - Walk of Fame

Sibiu, Romania – Walk of Fame

 

Sibiu, Romania - Lier's Bridge

Sibiu, Romania – The Bridge of Lies

 

Sibiu, Romania - City

Sibiu, Romania – City

 

Sibiu, Romania - Medieval Wall

Sibiu, Romania – Medieval Wall

 

The Journeymen’s House

The Grand Synagogue

Churches

  • The Roman Catholic Church
  • The Metropolitan Orthodox Cathedral
  • The Evangelical Church

Museums

ASTRA Museum

Brukenthal Palace

Teutsch House

The Luxembourg House

Public Bath of Sibiu

Sub Arini Park

The Zoo

Biertan Fortified Church

Sibiu Jazz Festival

Christmas Market

There’s also a Sibiu City App

Additional Information

Language: Romanian

Currency: Leu (RON)

JayWay Boutique Travel

Tourism Sibiu

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Twitter (Romania-Tourism)

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Here are some additional things to do in Sibiu

 

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Sibiu, Romania

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