A day in Sibiu


26 August. Sibiu is a major town in Saxon Land, an area of Transylvania that for centuries had a mainly German population. This is no longer the case but the Saxon heritage endures and it is a centre of tourism and culture. It is justly proud of its award of European Capital of Culture in 2007. We have taken our tourism duties seriously today and have followed the guide book closely. There is a fine view in all directions from the Town Tower and we have visited the churches and three town squares.

View of Sibiu from city tower

Tonight is the opening of the annual medieval festival so there is much preparation for the program that will continue for the next three days. We are staying in a lovely pensiunae that is run by a family. Our clothes have been washed in a washing machine. We are preparing for a big ride tomorrow to Cabana Balea Lac at the top of the Fagaras range at just over 2000m. An early start will be made!

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