Sibiu Municipality represented one of the most important and bloomingcities in Transylvania, being the centre of the German colonistssettled in the area. It lately knew a significant economic and culturalrevival, being today one of the cities with the largest level offoreign investment in Romania. In 2007 it was the European CulturalCapital, together with Luxembourg.
Sibiu and its neighborhoods are one of the most visited areas inRomania. The historical centre is one of the historical locations inthe country which are the best preserved. In Sibiu there are manyimportant museums including art, painting, decorative art collections,anthropology, history, archaeology, technology history and naturalsciences.
The city is placed near the Fagaras Mountains – an importantdestination for mountain travels – and near Paltinis resort - adestination for winter sports.