Sibiu Travel Guide
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- SibiuMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 2Aug 10, 2012
Milestones in Sibiu's history
1191 - Mentioned for the first time in a document of the Vatican, under the name "Cibinium" (due to the river Cibin that flows through the city)
1292 - The first hospital in the Kingdom of Hungary was attested.
1380 - The first documented school in the Kingdom of Hungary.
1494 - The first pharmacy in the Kingdom of Hungary.
1534 - The first paper mill in the Kingdom of Hungary.
1544 - The first book in the Romanian language was printed in Sibiu, funded by John II Sigismund Zápolya. This was in Cyrillic letters.
1551 - Conrad Haas's experiment with rockets.
1570 - The Ottoman-dependent Principality of Transylvania was formed after the Ottoman conquest in Hungary.
1671 - Methane gas was discovered near Sibiu.
1782 - Franz-Joseph Müller von Reichenstein discovered the chemical element tellurium.
1788 - First theatre in Transylvania.
1795 - The first lightning rod in Transylvania and in Southeastern Europe was installed in Nagydisznód (present-day Cisnădie).
1817 - The Brukenthal Museum, the first museum in Transylvania was opened.
1867 - The Principality of Transylvania was reunited with Hungary in the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary
1872 - The first railway opened between Sibiu and Copşa Mică
1896 - The first use of electricity in Austria-Hungary, and the first power line in Southeastern Europe.
1904 - The second city in Europe to use an electric-powered trolley (after Timisoara - Romania).
1905 - The Electric Tram is inaugurated(replacing the trolley)
1918 - Upon the Union of Transylvania with Romania, Sibiu became part of Romania.
1928 - The first zoo in Romania.
1941 - Saxons lost their historical majority in the population
1989 - The third city to take part in the Romanian Revolution.
2007 - European Capital of Culture 2007
2011 - The 17.5 km of motorway forming a partial beltway around Sibiu was fully completed on August 30.
- SibiuJul 05, 2012
Die Rumänien Reise mit Bastian Brunner (Allerheiligen-Allerseelen 2011) war eine der gelungensten und spannensten Reisen die ich je gemacht habe. Mit Zelt und Schlafsack bewaffnet bei teilweise minus Grade, ein ziemliches Abenteuer. Abseits campen, in der früh ein Feuer machen. Kennen wir eh alles schon. Was neu war, war einfach der Ort an dem wir uns befanden. Transilvanien ist ein verzauberter Ort, sei es im Hinterland von Bran oder auch viel östlicher im Hügelland des Rumänischen Salzburgs. Alleine schon wegen der Transfargarschen Hochstraße würde ich fort nochmal hinfahren.
- SibiuFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
Sibiu is a wonderful place in Transylvania. It reminds me a lot of Brasov with its medieval center. It was the European Culture Capital in 2007 and was named by Forbes one of the top idyllic places to live in !
It can be reached by car, bus, train or plane.
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