Tourist attractions – Sibiu

Sibiu I promised you in an older post that I will write an article with the most important tourist spots in Sibiu. If you decided to make your vacation here, you will have to have comfortable


I promised you in an older post that I will write an article with the most important tourist spots in Sibiu. If you decided to make your vacation here, you will have to have comfortable shoes, because you will have a lot of walking. Most tourist attractions are concentrated in the historic center. Here’s a list of what you can visit in Sibiu:

1. Brukenthal National Museum

The museum is located in the Large Square in Sibiu, and has its headquarters in the Brukenthal Palace. The Brukenthal National Museum is thought of as a group of museums and has the following sections:

  • Brukenthal art galleries;
  • Brukenthal Library;
  • Museum of History Casa Altemberger;
  • Museum of Natural History;
  • Museum of Pharmacy History;
  • August von Spiess Hunting Museum;


2. City Wall

The walls of Sibiu fortress were built in the fourteenth century and consolidated in the 17th century and are part of the 3rd fortification belt. The walls have been preserved along Coposu Street and Manej Street, as well as three defense towers: the Archebuzieri Tower, the Potty Tower and the Carpenter’s Tower. These are the best-preserved defense towers in Sibiu. The connecting wall between these towers is a recent reconstruction of the old wall that exists between them.

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3.  The Bridge of Lies

The pedestrian walkway linking the Small Square to Huet Square is popularly called “the Bridge of Lies” or “the Bridge of Lying”. Named in German: Liegenbrücke (“the lying bridge”), was soon called by the locals “the bridge of lies” due to its almost homophonous name with Lügenbrücke.


  • A legend says that on this bridge, the lovers couples used to walk. The young people swore there eternal love, and the girls said they were virgins. But after the wedding night, it was discovered that some girls were lying. They were dragged on the bridge and thrown over the railing.
  • In Sibiu many cadets were studying at the Military Academy. They had a meeting on the bridge with the local young ladies and promised them a lot. But the girls were left to wait in vain for the men who forgot about them and the vows of love.
  • Another legend reminds of the many fairs held in the Small Square in Sibiu. When some buyers came home, they realized they were being cheated. They were returning to the marketplace and throwing the false merchants, throwing them off the bridge. As they came back to Sibiu, the merchants were afraid to cheat the locals.
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4. ASTRA National Museum Complex

It is one of the largest outdoor museums in Romania. The museum contains works of traditional, pre-industrial folk civilization. The complex stretches over 96 hectares, around a lake.


5.  Zoo Sibiu

A zoo on the shore of a lake, with a playground for children, is the perfect way to spend the afternoon with your family. If you arrive in Sibiu, it is worth walking here!


The towers of Sibiu:

  • Council Tower of Sibi

The Council Tower of Sibiu is a tower, below which is a gang of passage between Large Square and Small Square. It was built in the 13th century, and on its ground floor there is the gateway to the second fortification belt of the city. Over time, it has undergone several rebuilds, which have altered its original form.



  •  Potters Tower

It was built in the 15th century by the Saxon brass pottery in the city of Sibiu and made part of the third fortification belt of the city. The Potters Tower is one of the three towers on Cetatii Street and is located between the Archebuzieri Tower and the Carpenters Tower.


  •  Tower of the Carpenters

The Tower of Carpenters in Sibiu was built in the 14th century by the Saxon Guild of Carpenters in the city of Sibiu. The tower was part of the third fortification belt of the city and is the northernmost of the three towers on Cetatii Street.


  •  Tower of the Archebuziers

The Archebuziers Tower in Sibiu was later named the Tower of Drapers or the Tower of Panzares and was built in the 14th century in the city of Sibiu. It was part of the third fortification belt of the city. It is the southernmost of the three towers on Cetatii Street.

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  •  The Thick Tower

Built in the 16th century, the Thick Tower was part of the fortifications embedded in the city’s defense belts. In the tower building, was installed in 1788 the first theater of the city, set up by typographer Martin Hochmeister. In 1949, the hall was damaged by a fire and the theater was closed. After the repair works, on the tower platform was set up the club of the factories: Independence. Since 2004, there is the Thalia Hall of the State Philharmonic in Sibiu.

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  •  Tanners Tower

From the fourth fortification center of the old Sibiu, there are few traces left. The fourth fortification belt was designed to defend the lower part of the city. In addition to defending the portion between Ocna’s and Burger’s gates, the tower also served as a powder depot, hence its second name, the Little Powder Tower. In 2007, the Ministry of Culture handed over to the City of Sibiu documentation for the restoration of six historical sites, including the Tanners Tower, but it has not yet begun.


  • Powdery Tower

This tower was raised with the fourth fortification belt. The Powder Tower is also known as the “Great Powder Tower” and is a piece of the Great Fortification Tower of the Ocnei Gate in the city’s fourth defense belt containing bastions, defense towers, walls, towers gates, water ditches and ponds. It was built to store the powder required for heavy and light firearms and obviously to defend this area of the city.

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  •  The Stairs Tower

It is considered to be the oldest existing building in the city and is the only gate tower kept from the first fortification enclosure. It dates from the end of the 12th century or the beginning of the 13th century. It is possible to have replaced an older wooden tower at the end of the 12th century. Allows access to the Lower Town through a stepped passage, the Sag Stairs.


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