Known in German as Hermannstadt, Sibiu has always been the centre of Romania's German minority since medieval times. Even today, it contains Romania's largest German community, and, due to initiatives by the local government, the Germanic feel of the area has been maintained. Sibiu/Hermannstadt is perceived as a city of art and culture. A great number of cultural monuments, a diversity of museums, and various artistic and cultural events, make up the pillars of a complex cultural profile.
Using this simple premise, an attractive and stimulating atmosphere has been created for residents and visitors who take the opportunity to experience cultural life in this Transylvanian city. Today, old Sibiu still possesses much of its erstwhile charm, a character carefully preserved for posterity, and subject of several high-profile restoration projects. It is also an easy city to explore on foot, one with a good selection of restaurants, pavement cafes and beer gardens. Some of the main sights from Sibiu are: The Council Tower, the Arts House, The Old Town Hall, The liars Bridge, the big Square, the Small Square and the Evangelic Church the museums etc. We also have to mention the sights around Sibiu like the mountain ski resort Paltinis, Ocna Sibiului- a spa resort with salty baths, and Marginimea Sibiului. In a larger sense, the region called Marginimea Sibiului represents a geographical historical and ethnographical entity, including the chain of Romanian villages situated at the feet of Sibiu Mountains. The following localities belong to the region called Marginimea Sibiului: Boita, Sadu, Rau Sadului, Talmaciu, Talmacel, Rasinari, Poplaca, Gura Raului, Orlat, Fantanele, Sibiel, Vale, Saliste, Gales, Tilisca, Rod, Poiana Sibiului and Jina. The greatest part of the villages in the area has preserved strong spiritual and ethno - folkloric traditions, conferring to these communities a specific aspect. The wonderful geographic site, the purity of the people and of the nature, the richness and the diversity of the cultural patrimony, turn this place into a region with a great touristic potential.
Legenderily considered one of the world’s scariest buildings, Corvibnilor Castle, also known as Huniazilor Castle in in fact the medieval fortress of Hunedoara, built in the 15th century and one of Transylvania’s most important Gothic architectural monuments. The fortress was built by John Hunyadi, one of Europe’s most impotant military and political leaders of the 15th century and father of the most famous Hungarian king, Matei Corvin. Over time, the building underwent important transformations, serving as both strategic fortification and feudal residence.