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.
Sibiu/Hermannstadt has a Philharmonic Orchestra that performs
weekly concerts of classical and modern symphonic music, also
organises an international piano festival.
Sibiu/Hermannstadt has a two century history of theatrical
shows which can be traced to the two theatres of the present.
The Association of Theatrical Artists in Romania in 2002 awarded
the National Theatre Radu Stanca, specialised in classical
and modern plays, the Cultural Management Prize.
The Theatre Gong presents pupetteering, mime and non-conventional
shows for children and teenagers. Both theatres have shows
in Romanian and German languages.
The eight cultural centres (Municipal Cultural Center, County
Cultural Center, Students Cultural Center, Cultural Center
Friedrich Teutsch, Ground Troops Academy Cultural Center,
German Cultural Center, House Ille et Villaine, European Center
for Poetry and East-West Cultural Dialogue), the Writers’
Association, Artists’ Association and many other artists,
cultural and sports associations offer a very diverse and
rich schedule of events.