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meet the mayor of SIBIU and maybe a FUTURE PRIME MINISTER? November 07, 2009 2:02 AM

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.Klaus Werner Johannis..Klaus Johannis.

Acknowledgments to the Mayor Klaus Iohannis

Allow me to thank everyone who has a confidence vote Democratic teams of Germans (FDGR) in local elections that took place on June 1st.
Your vote for us means an approval of the work in the past four years and an extra motivation for a more efficient workforce in the next four years.
It is important that the team that managed the city and county to go further, ensuring the continuity of projects that together we have started.
For that much to do ....

FDGR team thanks you for your confidence in!

Mayor of Sibiu,
Klaus

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Marginimea Sibiului
Priceless ancient beauty
by Andrei Tudor



Because they built their houses on the former austrian-hungarian border, in southern Transylvania, where hills and mountains meet, people whose ancient traditions are still alive are called “ MARGINENI”.

Going west from Sibiu, a necklace of Romanian villages that fully enjoyed the spirit of the Saxon civilization make what is called for centuries “ Marginimea” (The Edge). On the eastern side, it starts with the Boita village, on the right bank of Olt River, at the entrance of the Olt Strait. At the west Jina marks the other end, and the waters of Sebes River border the region.

Shepherds, who live in very close communities, build pine houses, with tall roofs, protected with spinters. Here, in peace and with firmness unchanged by the passing of time, they lived on with their crafts, including dressing leather and making wool, wich are a proof of their craftsmanship. People have been growing animals since forever. Shepherds took their sheep to the pastures, farther and farther, crossing the Danube and even to Constantinopol and the Adriatic, beyond the Tisza River, in Poland, and to the east, up to the Caucasus.

Amoung the best known villages in the Marginimea Sibiului are Saliste, Sibiel, Tilisca, Rasinari, Poiana Sibiului, Mierurea Sibiului, Poplaca, Orlat, Fantanele, Jina. Here is what some of the most venerable “ birth certificates” say: Rasinari – 1204, Talmaciu – 1318, Orlat – 1322, Saliste – 1354. In this world, philosophers and writers Emil Cioran, Constantin Noica and Octavian Goga were born.

AMONG CITADELS AND ICONS

The villages kept their fortified churches . The one in Cisnadioara, built in 1233, towers over the surrounding area from the so-called Citadel Hill. The legend says that in the village of Tilisca, the Dacian citadel was built by King Burebista himself. Nearby stand the well known Cristian citadel, built in 1945 , and the Calnic citadel, towerin over the village since 1250. The Salgo citadel and the fortified Saxon churhes are also worth walking in. The tourist has to stop at the Cetatea Scurta (Short Citadel) in Orlat, built in 1317, at the paper mill in the village, the oldest of its kind in South Eastern Europe – it was built in 1524 – or at the fortified church in Dobarca. Both locals, and tourists watch them with veneration.

In Sibiel, the glass-painted icons, unique around the world, hosts over 700 pieces, wonders created by the hand of men driven by beauty and the divine. Icons are the fruit of a tradition kept for more than two centuries in Marginime.

The oldest painted church is in Saliste, built in 1674. The wooden church in Poiana Sibiului dates back in 1771, and the one in Talmacel was erected in 1776. Furthermore, the village museum in Rasibari displays its heritage – ceramics, painted furniture, tools used by housekeepers, with their relaxing and pleasing simplicity. Folk costumes were also brought together in a beautiful collection, in Gales. Also, old church books and religious items were harbored at the ortodox church’s museum.

LIFE AS A CELEBRATION

Ancient rights, made by first Romanian rulers, are still present in the conscience of the people in Marginime. Deeply and subtly knowing the nature, in which they live in harmony for centuries, they practice the natural of the things, the natural of the world. Traditions witch deep roots were consolidated, with little influence from the modern world. The locals are still proudly wearing their holiday costumes, those wonderful and elegant clothes embroided in black and white.On Sundays and for holidays, in church or on the streets, doublets and waistcoats flourish in the sunlight, with their sil-wove decorations.

Marginime lacals’ most important traditions are rediscovered during the winter holidays. ”Young men’s carols” and the “ Young men band” are unique. Traditional dances such as “Calusarii”, “ Braul” and “Sarba” are also unique. The celebrations last for 12 days, from Christmas Eve until Saint John, on January 7. The carols, one of the most ancient Romanian traditions, start with children’s songs in Marginime and later are sung by the young men bands, who embody the Bible’s wise men.

The fourth day of Christmas is marked by a large gathering: young people from Marginime and the neighboring counties – Alba, Brasov, Valcea – meet in Saliste for the Union dance.

Lasata Secului, the Orthodox equivalent of Mardi Gras, is marked by fires lit on hills close to the villages. On 23, locals celebrate “Sangeorz” (from Saint George), a tradition devoted to the regeneration of spring and life. “Sanzienele”, another ancient tradition, preserved unaltered by the modern times are celebrated on June 24. And, as we are in the shepherds empire, July 20 is the day when lambs are sheared, while August 1 is bears’s day, Mavcovei, a day of fasting. For weddings, the gates of the bride and groom’s houses are decorated, and when the time comes, the road for wedding attendants is closed.

The groom and the best man, togheter with a shinning group of goyful young men, are allowed to go to ask for the bride.

At the other and of life, when one of the locals dies, the bells ring for him or her in the village of birth…
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PICTURES FROM MARGINIMEA SIBIULUI June 15, 2008 1:54 AM

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Astazi 28 decembrie, pe un frig patrunzator, a avut loc in Saliste ("capitala spirituala a Marginimii") , Întâlnirea cetelor de juni din Mărginimea Sibiului. La eveniment au asistat mitropolitul Streza, Corneliu Bucur, Eugen Neagu si alte oficialitati locale.



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 June 15, 2008 1:49 AM

MARGINIMEA SIBIULUI
Priceless ancient beauty

by Andrei Tudor


Because they built their houses on the former austrian-hungarian border, in southern Transylvania, where hills and mountains meet, people whose ancient traditions are still alive are called " MARGINENI".
Going west from Sibiu, a necklace of Romanian villages that fully enjoyed the spirit of the Saxon civilization make what is called for centuries " Marginimea" (The Edge). On the eastern  side, it starts with the Boita village, on the right bank of Olt River, at the entrance of the Olt Strait. At the west Jina marks the other end, and the waters of  Sebes River border the region.

Shepherds, who live in very close communities, build pine  houses, with tall roofs, protected with spinters. Here, in peace and with firmness unchanged by the passing of time, they lived on with their crafts, including dressing leather and making wool, wich are a proof of their craftsmanship. People have been growing animals since forever. Shepherds took their sheep to the pastures, farther and farther, crossing the Danube and even to Constantinopol and the Adriatic, beyond the Tisza River, in Poland, and to the east, up to the Caucasus.
Amoung the best known villages in the Marginimea Sibiului are Saliste, Sibiel, Tilisca, Rasinari, Poiana Sibiului, Mierurea Sibiului, Poplaca, Orlat, Fantanele, Jina. Here is what some of the most venerable " birth certificates" say: Rasinari – 1204, Talmaciu – 1318, Orlat – 1322, Saliste – 1354. In this world, philosophers and writers Emil Cioran, Constantin Noica and Octavian Goga were born.


AMONG  CITADELS AND ICONS
The villages kept their fortified churches . The one in Cisnadioara, built in 1233, towers over  the surrounding area from the so-called Citadel  Hill. The legend  says that in the village of  Tilisca, the Dacian citadel was built by King Burebista himself. Nearby stand the well known Cristian citadel, built  in 1945 , and the Calnic citadel, towerin over the village since 1250. The Salgo citadel and the fortified Saxon churhes are also worth walking in. The tourist has to stop at the Cetatea Scurta (Short Citadel) in Orlat, built in 1317, at the paper mill in the village, the oldest of its kind in South Eastern Europe – it was built in 1524 – or at the fortified church in Dobarca. Both locals, and tourists watch them with veneration.
In Sibiel, the glass-painted icons, unique around the world, hosts over 700 pieces, wonders created by the hand  of  men driven by beauty and the divine. Icons are the fruit of a tradition kept for more than two centuries in Marginime.
The oldest painted church is in Saliste, built in 1674. The wooden church in Poiana Sibiului dates back in 1771, and the one in Talmacel was erected in 1776. Furthermore, the village museum in Rasibari displays its heritage – ceramics, painted furniture, tools used by housekeepers, with their relaxing and pleasing simplicity. Folk costumes were  also brought  together  in a beautiful collection, in Gales. Also, old church books and religious items were harbored at the ortodox church's museum.
LIFE AS A CELEBRATION
Ancient rights, made by first Romanian rulers, are still present in the conscience of the people in Marginime. Deeply and subtly knowing the nature, in which they live in harmony for centuries, they practice the natural of the things, the natural of the world. Traditions witch deep roots were   consolidated, with little  influence from the modern world. The locals are  still proudly wearing their holiday costumes, those  wonderful and elegant clothes embroided in black and white.On Sundays and for holidays, in church or on the streets, doublets and waistcoats flourish in the sunlight, with their sil-wove decorations.
Marginime lacals' most important traditions are rediscovered during the winter holidays. "Young  men's carols" and the " Young men band" are unique. Traditional dances such as "Calusarii", " Braul" and "Sarba" are also unique. The celebrations last  for 12 days, from  Christmas Eve until Saint John, on January 7. The carols, one  of the most ancient Romanian traditions, start with children's songs in Marginime and later are sung by the young men bands, who embody the Bible's wise men.
The fourth day of Christmas is marked by a large gathering: young  people from Marginime and the neighboring counties – Alba, Brasov, Valcea – meet  in Saliste for the Union dance.
Lasata Secului, the Orthodox equivalent of Mardi Gras, is marked by fires lit on hills close to the villages. On 23, locals celebrate "Sangeorz" (from Saint George), a tradition devoted to the regeneration of spring and life. "Sanzienele", another ancient tradition, preserved unaltered by  the modern times are celebrated on June 24. And, as we are in the shepherds empire, July 20  is the day when lambs are sheared, while August 1 is  bears's  day, Mavcovei, a day  of fasting. For weddings, the gates of the bride and groom's houses are decorated, and when the time comes, the road for wedding attendants is closed.
The groom and the best man, togheter with a shinning group of goyful young men, are allowed to go to ask for the bride.
At the other and of life, when one of the locals dies, the bells ring for him or her in the village of birth…

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MARGINIMEA SIBIULUI
Frumusete veche, fara pret
 
Pentru ca si-au ridiat casele pe vechea frontiera austro-ungara din sudul Transilvaniei , acolo unde se intalnesc dealul cu muntele, oamenilor, ale caror obiceiuri venind din negura timpului sunt vii si astazi, li sa spus "margineni".
La vest de Sibiu, o salba de sate romanesti carora le-a priit de minune aerul civilizatiei sasesti alcatuieste cea ce se numeste de secole incoace " Marginimea".La rasarit, ea incepe  cu satul Boita, pe dreapta Oltului, acolo unde se intra in defileul purtand acelasi nume. La apus, Jina vesteste celalalt capat, iar hotar sunt apele Sebesului. Oierii, vietuind in comunitati bine inchegate, au durat case de brad, acoperisuri inalte, protejate cu sindrila. Aici, in tihna si cu temeinicie pe care surgerea  vremii n-a slabit-o, ei si-au vazut mai departe de mestesuguri, intre care lucrul lanii si al pieilor a dat masura maiestriei lor.
De cand se stiu, oamenii se indeletnicesc cu cresterea animalelor. Pastorii isi duceau turmele din pasune in pasune, pana peste Dunare, chiar spre Constantinopol sau Adriatica, dincolo de Tisa in Polonia, iar spre rasarit atingeau Caucazul. Intre cele mai vestite asezari ale Marginimii Sibiului se rostesc nume ca Saliste, Sibiel, Tilisca, Rasinari, Poiana Sibiului, Miercurea Sibiului, Poplaca, Orlat, Fantanele, Jina. Iata si ce spun unele dintre cele mai venerabile " certificate de nastere" :
Rasinari – 1204, Talmaciu – 1318, Orlat – 1322, Saliste – 1354. Aceasta lume i-a dat lumii mari, mai catre zilele noastre, pe Cioran, pe Noica si pe Goga.
INTRE CETATI SI ICOANE
Satele si-au pastrat bine bisericile fortificate.Cea din Cisnadioara, ridicata la 1233, domina imprejurimile, de pe inaltimea asa-numitului Deal al Cetatii. Legenda spune ca la Tilisca, cetatea dacica a fost ridicata chiar de catre regele Burebista. Acestui loc incarcat  de colbul greu al istoriei i se alatura, in Marginime, cunoscuta cetate de la Cristian, cladita la 1945, ori ea de la Calnic, care dainuie tocmai din 1250. Merita de asemenea desoperite cu pasul cetatea Salgo si bisericile fortificate sasesti. Macar un popas se cere la Cetatea  Scurta din Orlat (cladita la 1317), la Moara de hartie din aceeasi localitate – cea mai veche din sud-estul Europei, fiind ridicata in 1524, la biserica fortificata din Dobarca. Treatorii fie ei turisti ori localnici, le privesc si simt in fata lor veneratie.
La Sibiel, muzeul de icoane pe sticla, unic in lume, adaposteste  peste 700 de piese, adevarate minuni zamilsite de mana omului stapanit de frumos si divin. Picturile de acest fel  sunt roadele unui obicei pastrat in Maginime de mai bine de doua veacuri. Cea mai veche biserica pictata se afla la Saliste, din 1674. Biserica de lemn din Poiana Sibiului dateaza de la 1771, iar cea din Talmacel din 1776. La randul sau, muzeul satesc de la Rasinari isi infatiseaza zestrea de ceramica, mobila pictata, lucruri de-ale casei si gospodariei, in toata simplitatea lor odihnitoare si cuceritoare totodata. Costumele populare s-au adunat si dansele intr-o preafrumoasa colectie, la Gales, dupa  cum cartile sfinte cu varste venerabile si obiectele de cult si-au gasit adapost la muzeul parohiei ortodoxe.

VIATA, CA OBICEI DE SARBATOARE
In constiinta oamenilor  din Mariginime au dainuit drepturile  din batrani , venind tocmai de la cele dantai nezate romanesti . Cunoscatorii profunzi si subtili ai naturii, in inima careia traiesc armonios de sute de ani ei exerseaza mai departe, nestingheriti, firescul lucrurilor, firescul lumii. Obiceiurile, avand raacini atat de adanci, s-au consolidat, abia bagand in seama asalturile modernismului. Oamenii locului continua sa-si poarte cu mandrie straiele de sarbatoare, aceste minunate si de o eleganta desavarsita haine brodate in alb si negru. Duminica, si de   sarbatori, la biserica, ori pe ulitele satelor, pieptarele si cojoacele infloresc in soare cu motive seducatoare, tesute din matase.
Cele mai importante obiceiuri ale marginenilor se redescopera cu prilejul sarbatorilor de iarna. Sunt unice " Colindatul feciorilor" si " Ceata junilor". Intre dansuri, cele barbatesti precum Calusarii, Braul si Sarba, nu au nici ele pereche. Sarbatorile tin 12 zile, din Ajunul Craciunului pana la celebrarea Sfantului Ion, are se petrece pe 7 ianuarie. Colindul, obicei  din cele mai vechi la toti romanii, se porneste in Marginimea Sibiului cu copii si isi desfasoara spectacolul  mai departe cu cetele de flacai, care infatiseaza craii in toate zilele. In a patra zi de Craciun, are loc o mare adunare: tinerii din asezarile Marginimii, ba hiar din judetele apropiate, precum Alba, Brasov, Valcea, se intalnesc in piata din Saliste si se prind in hora unirii.
Lasata Secului sau intrarea in Postul Pastelui este marcata prin aprinderea unor fouri pe coastele dealurilor din apropierea satelor. Pe 23 aprilie este sabatorit Sangeorzul, o traditie inchinata primaverii regeneratoare, vietii.Sanzienele, un alt obicei dintre cele mai stravechi, care s-a pastrat intr-o frumusete nealterata de ritmurile moderne, se petrec pe 24 iunie. Si sa nu uitam ca ne aflam in imparatia oierilor: tunsul mieilor se face pe 20 iulie, de Sfantul Ilie, iar de 1 august este ziua ursului, Macovei, zi de post. La nunta, se impodobesc cu dragoste portile caselor in care locuiesc tinerii miri, iar cand vine momentul potrivit se inchide drumul nuntasilor. Numai mirele si cel ales sa le fie insurateilor nas, insotiti de un stralucitor si vesel alai de feciori, merg in petit la mireasa.
Iar la celelalt " capat " al vietii, cand unul dintre oamenii locului trece in randul celor drepti, clopotele rasuna pentru el in satul care i-a fost loc de venire pe lume…
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MARGINIMEA SIBIULUI
Priceless ancient beauty

by Andrei Tudor


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FAREWELL OF AN EXCEPTIONAL CULTURAL YEAR January 11, 2008 4:07 PM

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Imagine Sibiu says farewell to 2007 with special celebrationsReamonn, Europe, The Prodigy, Cie Carabosse, Loredana Groza, The Fire of Anatolia are the final surprises of an exceptional cultural year.published in issue 4090 at 2007-12-28Rock concerts performed by world-famous artists, dance performances and pyrotechnical shows will take place during the last week of the Sibiu - European Cultural Capital 2007 program.

On December 30, starting at 19.00, a concert of Loredana Groza, accompanied by several guest stars, will take place in the Great Plaza.

Starting at 21.00, one of the most celebrated dance companies all over the world, “Fire of Anatolia”, will entertain the audience with a performance combining dance, culture, civilisation, history. The band “The Fire of Anatolia” is inspired by anatolian mythology and culture, offering the viewers a surprising show, a fusion of folklore and traditional dances from all regions of Turkey and a modern performing manner. They were the first dance company to perform in the Parliament House from China, and they were nominated several times for the Guinness Book of Records due to the impressive number of viewers attendiung their performances (in Eregli, there were 400 000 of them loudly applauding the dancers in July 2003.)

The evening of December 30, 2007, will be closed by British band “The Prodigy”, so that the fans of this band will be offered the opportunity to listen to the hits that brought the immense celebrity of the three performers several years ago: “Firestarter”, “Voodoo People”, “Breathe”, “Out of Space”, “Smack My Bitch Up”, “Their Law” and many others. Most of them may be also found on the album “Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005 (Special Edition), an album consisting of two audio CDs snd a DVD including the most important moments of the concerts and also the videos of the band.

During the years, The Prodigy passed through several changes, both by means of sound as well as in their looks. In its initial stage, more precisely in the year 1993, The Prodigy was named “Earthbound”. In 2000, Leroy Thornhill left the band in order to start his solo career as a DJ and the rest of the three members are the veterans of today: Liam Howlett (the producer and the head of the band), Keith Flint (the voice and the image) and Keith “Keeti” Palmer (aka Maxim Reality), as MC and voice.

The Prodigy performed in Bucharest during this summer, at the Coke Live Festival. Beside the Prodigy, the concerts from Sibiu will also feature DJ Project on December 30, together with Loredana and Taraful de la Clejani), and Eros Ramazzotti on December 27.

The bands Reamonn and Europe will be the stars of the last day of the year. The show will be started by German band Reamonn, which was founded in the year 2000, when they released the great hit “Supergirl” and the album “Tuesday”, awarded a Platinum Record shortly after being launched. Europe, the most famous Swedish rock band, will end the final countdown for the new year, 2008, on the stage of the European Cultural Capital for 2007.

The mood of this impressive closing will be stirred by a performance of the company Groupe F, well-known by the people of Sibiu since the starting event of the Sibiu - European Cultural Capital for 2007 program.

The show of the French artists will introduce the audience in the middle of a spectacular celebration, offering them a performance of lights, featuring pyrotechnical characters of magical inspiration, accompanied by a series of special effects, fireworks, flames and sounds. The show of the French company is scheduled at 24.00.

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The Saxons called Sibiu Hermannstadt – Herman's city – a name its mainly Romanian residents still proudly use in recognition of its long heritage.

More recent history is also preserved, with some beautiful old homes still scarred by bullet holes from the revolution that overthrew communism in 1989.

Walking on the stone paths of the old town area, surrounded by the brightly painted Saxon houses and grand administration buildings (Prince Charles has had a role in renovating some of these) you breathe in fresh air from the surrounding mountains.

The Saxons called Sibiu Hermannstadt – Herman's city – a name its mainly Romanian residents still proudly use in recognition of its long heritage.

More recent history is also preserved, with some beautiful old homes still scarred by bullet holes from the revolution that overthrew communism in 1989.

Walking on the stone paths of the old town area, surrounded by the brightly painted Saxon houses and grand administration buildings (Prince Charles has had a role in renovating some of these) you breathe in fresh air from the surrounding mountains.

The Saxons called Sibiu Hermannstadt – Herman's city – a name its mainly Romanian residents still proudly use in recognition of its long heritage.

More recent history is also preserved, with some beautiful old homes still scarred by bullet holes from the revolution that overthrew communism in 1989.

Walking on the stone paths of the old town area, surrounded by the brightly painted Saxon houses and grand administration buildings (Prince Charles has had a role in renovating some of these) you breathe in fresh air from the surrounding mountains.

The Saxons called Sibiu Hermannstadt – Herman's city – a name its mainly Romanian residents still proudly use in recognition of its long heritage.

More recent history is also preserved, with some beautiful old homes still scarred by bullet holes from the revolution that overthrew communism in 1989.

Walking on the stone paths of the old town area, surrounded by the brightly painted Saxon houses and grand administration buildings (Prince Charles has had a role in renovating some of these) you breathe in fresh air from the surrounding mountains.

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HERMANNSTADT October 28, 2007 3:46 PM

For those craving culture and history, the area in which Sibiu lies has had archaeological finds dating from the Stone, Bronze and Iron ages. A tribe called the Dacians lived there hundreds of years before the birth of Christ.

The Romans established a settlement called Cibinium (hence the name Sibiu), which was abandoned by their retreating legions about 270AD.

Saxons arrived at the site about 1150AD – sent to Transylvania with Hungarians by Hungarian King Geysa II to clear the heavily forested land, in order to protect the borders of his empire. Trans in Latin means "the other side" and silva means forest.

The territory joined Romania in 1918, after it was annexed from the Austro-Hungarian Empire – hence the Germanic or Hungarian character of its cities.

The Saxons called Sibiu Hermannstadt – Herman's city – a name its mainly Romanian residents still proudly use in recognition of its long heritage.

More recent history is also preserved, with some beautiful old homes still scarred by bullet holes from the revolution that overthrew communism in 1989.

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SIBIU October 28, 2007 3:43 PM

So much so, that one of Transylvania's main cities, Sibiu, has been anointed this year's cultural capital of Europe, along with Luxembourg.

Acclaimed by travel books as Romania's friendliest city, and resembling a mini-Prague, Sibiu is a great starting point for Transylvanian journeys.

This still-inhabited medieval Germanic citadel, almost 1000 years old, sits near the feet of the spectacular Carpathian mountain range.

The old town is full of cobblestoned streets and gothic and baroque stone structures that provide beautiful sights for those strolling on one of the many warm evenings in summer.

And when it rains, there are always

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YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS, October 27, 2007 6:37 PM

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YOU WILL LIKE IT, I FOIUND IT NOW.....SIBIU, DRACULA, SAXONS...YOU CAN READ IN ENGLISH ALL, PLEASE LOOK

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 October 27, 2007 6:22 PM

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VOYAGES, VOYAGES... October 26, 2007 6:18 PM

OUTSITE SIBIU, THERE IS A WONDERFUL PLACE, A REAL PARADISE FOR SKYING

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ALL ABOUT HERMANNSTADT October 26, 2007 6:04 PM

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A VIDEO ABOUT SIBIU

Sibiu / Hermannstadt Infos

Thu, October 26, 2006 - 11:21 AM
Holding inside its walls the largest and best preserved medieval site in Romania, Sibiu/ Hermannstadt is a unique city, full of history, culture traditions and legends.
Transylvania and particularly Sibiu have been bridges between the West and the East for centuries, both in terms of trade and business and in terms of sciences and art.

History:

The wonderful location, near the Carpathian Mountains, the rich historical and cultural heritage, the traditions and the serene atmosphere make Sibiu an unforgettable destination.

Sibiu, the medieval city in the heart of Transylvania has a history of 1,000 years. The city was settled by Germans who emigrated from the area of today Luxembourg and Rhine Valley in 12-th century and was the administrative centre and capital of the Siebenbürger Sachsen, the German-speaking population of Transylvania.
The historic centre of Sibiu, the Large Square located in the 'upper town' is the trademark of the city. The square, one of the largest in Transylvania, was first mentioned in 1411 as corn market where the public executions and public meetings used to be held. Most of the buildings here date from the 14th – 15th century.
The lower side of the town is a charming assortment of old houses and cobbled squares.
Linked through narrow gothic passages to the Large Square, the Small Square is a magnificent place surrounded by well preserved medieval buildings. The square is divided by the Liars Bridge, about which the legend says that it will crumble dawn if anyone says a lie while crossing it.
The Art House and the Goldsmith's Tower (1567) connect the square with the lower tower through the Goldsmiths Passage, one of the most beautiful places in town. The Huet Square represents the gothic part of the city. The square is dominated by the Evangelic Cathedral, an impressive gothic building carved in grey stone which creates an austere atmosphere that is slightly mitigated by exuberant carving in the vaulting and in the stone epitaphs that are fixed to a wall on the north side of the nave. One of them lodged Mihnea the Bad, the son of Vlad the Impaler, who was stabled to death after he attended a mass here in 1510.
The Brukenthal High School is on the place where in 1380 it used to be the Old German School, the first school in town. The actual building is dated 1786 and it was named after the governor of Transylvania between 1777-1787, Samuel of BSibiu / Hermannstadt Infos
Thu, October 26, 2006 - 11:21 AM
Holding inside its walls the largest and best preserved medieval site in Romania, Sibiu/ Hermannstadt is a unique city, full of history, culture traditions and legends.
Transylvania and particularly Sibiu have been bridges between the West and the East for centuries, both in terms of trade and business and in terms of sciences and art.

History:

The wonderful location, near the Carpathian Mountains, the rich historical and cultural heritage, the traditions and the serene atmosphere make Sibiu an unforgettable destination.

Sibiu, the medieval city in the heart of Transylvania has a history of 1,000 years. The city was settled by Germans who emigrated from the area of today Luxembourg and Rhine Valley in 12-th century and was the administrative centre and capital of the Siebenbürger Sachsen, the German-speaking population of Transylvania.
The historic centre of Sibiu, the Large Square located in the 'upper town' is the trademark of the city. The square, one of the largest in Transylvania, was first mentioned in 1411 as corn market where the public executions and public meetings used to be held. Most of the buildings here date from the 14th – 15th century.
The lower side of the town is a charming assortment of old houses and cobbled squares.
Linked through narrow gothic passages to the Large Square, the Small Square is a magnificent place surrounded by well preserved medieval buildings. The square is divided by the Liars Bridge, about which the legend says that it will crumble dawn if anyone says a lie while crossing it.
The Art House and the Goldsmith's Tower (1567) connect the square with the lower tower through the Goldsmiths Passage, one of the most beautiful places in town. The Huet Square represents the gothic part of the city. The square is dominated by the Evangelic Cathedral, an impressive gothic building carved in grey stone which creates an austere atmosphere that is slightly mitigated by exuberant carving in the vaulting and in the stone epitaphs that are fixed to a wall on the north side of the nave. One of them lodged Mihnea the Bad, the son of Vlad the Impaler, who was stabled to death after he attended a mass here in 1510.
The Brukenthal High School is on the place where in 1380 it used to be the Old German School, the first school in town. The actual building is dated 1786 and it was named after the governor of Transylvania between 1777-1787, Samuel of BRUKENTHAL
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 October 26, 2007 5:59 PM

The original town, built in the fifteenth century, was protected by walls and brick towers. The buildings were joined by tunnels and narrow passageways, with heavily grated windows to cover the stairways and corners where intruders might be ambushed. Everywhere you look, there is evidence of Sibiu's historical past. In fact, the whole town breathes of history.

The buildings are painted sky blue, red, apricot and pea green. And there are many cafes and restaurants, as well as a number of interesting churches and museums. Surrounding Sibiu are a number of lovely villages with fortified churches and rows of houses presenting a highly coloured, but solid wall to the street.

"Marginimea Sibiului" - the villages around Sibiu - are hidden in the mountains and the valleys. These communities are very rich in architecture, history and heritage and have resisted the ravages of time. Towards Fagaras, Tarnave and Sebes there are many wealthy Romanian and Saxon villages defended by fortified churches and with hardworking people.  [ send green star]
 
SIBIU_ HERMANNSTADT October 26, 2007 5:55 PM

Sibiu / Hermannstadt Infostopic posted Thu, December 15, 2005 - 2:54 AM by  Styx
Sibiu is the cultural centre of Transylvania. Called Hermannstadt by the Saxons colonists, Sibiu became a prosperous commercial center in the XIV century. Documents dating from 1376 mention the existence of 19 guilds whom members practiced 25 crafts. The town also had strong commercial relations with the South and East and, because of the economical strength of the guilds, Sibiu played a key role in Transylvania.
Sibiu / Hermannstadt Infostopic posted Thu, December 15, 2005 - 2:54 AM by  Styx
Sibiu is the cultural centre of Transylvania. Called Hermannstadt by the Saxons colonists, Sibiu became a prosperous commercial center in the XIV century. Documents dating from 1376 mention the existence of 19 guilds whom members practiced 25 crafts. The town also had strong commercial relations with the South and East and, because of the economical strength of the guilds, Sibiu played a key role in Transylvania.
Sibiu / Hermannstadt Infostopic posted Thu, December 15, 2005 - 2:54 AM by  Styx
Sibiu is the cultural centre of Transylvania. Called Hermannstadt by the Saxons colonists, Sibiu became a prosperous commercial center in the XIV century. Documents dating from 1376 mention the existence of 19 guilds whom members practiced 25 crafts. The town also had strong commercial relations with the South and East and, because of the economical strength of the guilds, Sibiu played a key role in Transylvania.
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sibiu, siebenburg, european capital of EUROPE 2007 October 21, 2007 7:16 AM

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LOOK, HOW STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL CAN IT BE........

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SIBIU, CULTURAL EUROPEAN CAPITAL IN 2007, COME AND SEE... October 07, 2007 3:52 AM


About the city of Sibiu

Around the year 1150 German settlers from the region of rivers Rhine and Moselle started coming to Transylvania. Villa Hermani was one of the first villages founded in the region of Sibiu and of the Cibin River (a tributary of Olt River). In 1191 the name Cibinium was used for a locality, and in 1223 a locality named Hermannsdorf (Village of Hermann, in German) is confirmed. In 1224 the rights of the Saxon settlers are guaranteed by the Hungarian king Andrew II through the Andreanum Act, also known as the Golden Bull. In 1366 Sibiu became city. At the time the city was named Hermannstadt (City of Hermann, also German).

Since 1692 forth, for a century, Sibiu was the capital city of Transylvania. The name of Sibiu became official only after the Great Union of 1918.

Hermannstadt or Sibiu was one of the seven German cities in Transylvania that gave the German name of the province: Siebenbürgen, or Seven Boroughs. The other towns of fortresses were Bistritz (Bistriţa), Klausenburg (Cluj-Napoca), Kronstadt (Braşov), Mediasch (Mediaş, Mühlbach (Sebeş şi Schässburg (Sighişoara). The seven fortresses appear on the coat of arms of Transilvaniei and so on the Romanian coat of arms.

Sibiu - Cultural European Capital in 2007

The European cultural capital program started in 1985, having the Greek minister of Culture Malina Mercouri as initiator.

In 2007 the European Cultural capitals will be the city of Sibiu in Romania and Luxembourg, the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, both old German cities. It is believed that there were also Luxemburgers among the settlers of Sibiu.

The coin was put for sale on December 11th 2006, the last Monday before the official opening of the Sibiu - Cultural European Capital program, that took place on December 17th 2006.

About the coat of arms of Sibiu

The coat of arms of Sibiu is described in and approved by the Decision no. 1541/2002 of the Romanian Government. The shield is antique type. The two crossed tip down swords support by their cross-guard an open golden foiled crown. The swords skewer weavingly a linden foiled triangle with the tip toward the base of the shield.

About the significance of charges on the coat of arms of Sibiu

The significance of various the charges is set by Appendix no. 1a) of HG 1541/2002:

"Crossed swords, tip down, signify, accordingly to the mithology of medieval usage, the taking of possession over land, the will of citizens to defend the municipium and their civic rights.

Foiled crown, called by Transylvanian heraldry "Corona Regia", signifies the status of free royal city. Red tincture on the shield signifies local constitutional autonomy. Foiled triangle, sign of a the unity of trinity, signifies civic solidarity.

The coat of arms as a whole symbolizes the community of Sibians, and the gold signifies citizens' aspiration toward prosperity. The seven tower mural crown indicates the status of municipium.

The foiled triangle was the heraldic sign and the seal of the Universitas Saxorum of Sibiu (the representative assembly of the Germans in Transylvania, suppressed in 1876).

Romanian coat of arms of Sibiu, adopted in 1930 (image from monograph Din heraldica României, by Maria Dogaru, 1994)

About the monuments represented on the coin

The Council Tower defended a gate belonging to the second fortification belt, inside which the City Hall was placed. Today the address of the Council Tower is Piaţa Mică no. 1.

Nowadays the tower has seven floors. It was built during years 1225-1240, being mentioned for sure in 1370. It was reconstructed in 1588. In 1824 the old roof of the tower was replaced with the actual roof.

The Carpenters' Tower is placed on Strada Cetăţii (Fortress Street) and was built in the 15th century. It is a part of the third fortification belt of the city. Only three towers of this fortification belt still exist today: the Tower of the Carpenters, the Potters and the Arquebusiers.

The Potters' Tower is placed also on Strada Cetăţii (Fortress Street) and can be dated back in the 16th century. The tower can be even older, because its base is square, and during the 16th century the towers were already fitted for artillery, that is circular shaped. The Potters' Tower is joined with the Carpenters' Tower through a stone wall.

The Brukenthal Museum was established in 1817 on the collections of baron Samuel von Brukenthal (who was governor of Transylvania, 1777-1787). The main part of the building was erected between 1778 and 1788, in baroque style. The address of the museum is Piaţa Mare no. 4-5.

The House of Arts is placed in Piaţa Mare no. 21 (Large Square) and is dated back in the 15th century. It has eight arcades. The House of Arts was also known as the House of Butchers, after the stores at the ground floor. Concluding the 1878 restoration, the coat of arms of the city was installed on the front side of the building. On the coin this coat of arms is visible as a small point in the center of the facade.

The Luxemburg House is placed in Piaţa Mică (Small Square), at no. 16. It was restored between 1999 and 2003, with funds from the Ministry of Culture and from the Bureau of National Monuments of the Great Duchy of Luxembourg. It was inaugurated in 2004.

Another building from Sibiu is represented by Romanian numismatics. It is the Orthodox Cathedral appearing on the silver 100 lei 1998. This coin commemorates 125 years from the death of Andrei Şaguna, the metropolitan of Transylvania (with  [ send green star]

 
 October 06, 2007 4:41 AM

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HOPEFULL, YOU'LL OPEN MY VIDEOCLIPS WHERE IS THIS BEAUTIFUL ANCIENT LUTHERAN CHURCH FROM SIBIU, WHICH MEDIEVAL CITY IS DECLARED THIS YEAR THE 'CULTRUAL CITY OF THE EUROIPE IN 2007'! PLEASE, SEE THE CHURCH OUSIDE, INSIDE AND SOME TOMBS OF THE SAXONS NOTABILITIES FROM SIBIU FROM 12-15 CENTURIES! ENJOY THIS LITTLE TRIP! I'LL COME BACK IN THE EVENING... HAVE A NICE SATURDAY, MY FRIENDS...

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SIBIU AND AROUND..PALTINIS, MARGINIMEA SIBIULUI October 05, 2007 7:09 AM

BISERICA EVANGHELICA
This impressive cathedral was built in 1520 on the place of an old Romanic basilica from the 12th century.
With five pointed towers it is one of the most impressive building in Sibiu.
In front of the cathedral the statue of Georg Daniel Teutsch, Bishop of Sibiu, erected in 1899.
The simple, stark interior is in total contrast to that of the Catholic Church.
The gray stone walls create an austere atmosphere that is slightly mitigated by exuberant carving in the vaulting and in the stone epitaphs that are fixed to a wall on the north side of the nave.
One of them lodged Mihnea the Bad, the son of Vlad the Impaler, who was stabled to death after he attended a mass here in 1510.
inside,there is a gigantic fresco (over 9m high)
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