Sibiu downtown – Astra Ehnographic Museum – Brukenthal Museum
Sibiu was fouded in 1191 was the main Saxon city of Transylvania controlling the trade route with Wallachia through Olt gorge. Old Town is a startling sight, with many of its houses painted in various colors. Split into a historic center and lower new town, Sibiu has many fine old churches and some of Romania’s best museums, as well as the remains of fortifications and bastions. Sibiu has a strong Saxon characteristics where you will find narrow streets and old gabled houses that will make you think of Germany. Nowadays Sibiu became one of Romania’s most popular tourist destination and declared in 2007 the European Capital of Culture.
Astra Etnographic Museum