natural beauties, magnificent towns
and villages, first class resorts
and historic sites surround Sibiu.
There are so many places of interest around Sibiu that make
difficult to introduce all of them.
CHURCHES - MEDIAEVAL CASTLES
The south - eastern part of Transylvania,
corresponding to the area where German
communities have been colonised (Flandrens,
Teutons, Saxons) by the kings of Hungary,
has a specific character. It is conferred
by the frequency of the fortified churches,
dating since the XIIth - XVIth centuries,
present in most of the villages colonised
by the German population, known under
the name of Saxons.
The churches, fortified or not, have been
surrounded by walls, towers and bastions
of defense of a various and picturesque
The greater frequency of fortified churches
is found in Sibiu County, Orastie, Sebes,
Miercurea, Sibiu, Nocrich, Cincu, Rupea,
Paltinis - Health Resort
Touristic resort situated at 32 km North
- West from Sibiu, Paltinis is the highest
(1440 m altitude), and the oldest resort
It was founded by the Transylvanian Carpathian
Society (S.K.V.) in 1894. The layer of
snow resists about six months a year,
being Paltinis visiting card for winter
At Schit (Hermitage), near the wooden
church, was buried Constantin Noica, the
philosopher (1907 - 1987).
is placed at an altitude of 450 m from
the sea level at 12 km from Sibiu. It
has access to the main road, the railway
and the Sibiu Airport. It was documentary
attested in 1263.
The resort was officially inaugurated
in the 20th of June 1858. Between 1906
- 1909, the central pavilion and the bathing
house were raised; they are still existing.
They have spaces for warm bathing, mud
packing, aerosols, and basins. Since 1948
- Ocna Sibiului becomes a permanent resort.
THE REGION 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