SIBIU is located in the southern part of Transylvania at about 270 km from Bucharest, the capital of the country. The city is an important cultural and economic center, with an approximate population of 430.000 inhabitants according to the 2012 census. Paltinis Winter Resort is 32 km away from the city center, and Balea Glacier Lake is about 75 km away. Sibiu is currently one of the cities with the highest level of foreign investment in Romania. In 2007 it was the European Capital of Culture , together with the city of Luxembourg .
The local community is made up of diverse ethnic groups. The vast majority of the population is represented by Romanians (94%) who live with the Germans, descendants of settlers who emigrated in the twelfth century from Luxembourg, Lorraine, Alsace. They are joined by Hungarians and a very small Jewish community, all of whom contribute specific cultural influences to city life. The same diversity characterizes religious life. Along with the Orthodox, in Sibiu the Reformed, Roman Catholics, Greek Catholics and Evangelical Lutherans freely practiced their faith. The social structure of the city is based on an experience of historical and multicultural life.
The city is located in the temperate-continental area, with thermal influences due to the depression area and the mountains that surround it to the south and southwest.
Sibiu has some of the most beautiful museums and a well-preserved architecture, as well as a considerable number of restaurants and an intense nightlife.
Full of historical monuments, the Great Square is the center of Sibiu and proof of the status of European Capital of Culture. Originally conceived as the grain market, it later became a meeting place and public execution, although the pillar of infamy, where criminals were punished, no longer exists.
Walking along the square you will be able to admire a mixture of renovated houses, from the XV-XVII centuries. Many have roofs in curious shapes, provided with jams of various shapes, known as the eyes of the city.
The magnificent Brunkethal Museum, in Baroque style, was originally a building belonging to Baron Samuel von Brukenthal, the Austrian governor of Transylvania between 177-1787. The palace has two inner courtyards, and on its stone facade is carved the heraldic symbol of the Brukenthal family. Brukenthal Museum is the oldest museum in Romania. Many works of art came from Brukenthal's private collection. Currently, here is the richest art collection of Transylvania. Along with paintings from the 15th-18th centuries, made by masters from Western Europe and some Romanian creations from the 19th-20th centuries, there is a valuable collection of oriental furniture and carpets.
The conference will take place at Hotel RAMADA Sibiu in the Big Conference Room.
Address: 2 Emil Cioran Street, Sibiu, Romania
It takes about 3 and a half hours from Bucharest International Airport to Sibiu, but the city is also equipped with an airport that operates international flights.
Airlines operating flights from Sibiu International Airport: Austrian Airlines, Blue Air, Ryan Air, Lufthansa and Wizz Air.
The airport is located 3 km west of Sibiu and is directly connected to the public transport network of the city, thus being easily accessible from the European Road E68,
both by car / taxi and by bus. Passengers are offered a variety of options, with the bus station located at the entrance to the airport providing direct connections to the
most important central areas.
The closest stations to Sibiu International Airport Terminal are:
Airport I - 282 meters away, a 4-minute walk away.
Phoenix M.P.I is 909 meters away, 12 minutes walk.
Bus lines: 11, 112, 116, 117 and 118.
11 line passes through the center of Sibiu, on the route Calea Cisnadiei - Sc Continental and is the most recommended one.
Tickets can be purchased directly from the bus station that is equipped with a ticket vending machine. The ticket price for a trip is 2 Romanian lei.
If you want to get from the airport to the city by taxi, you can take one of the taxi stations on the left side of the Arrivals area of the Passenger Terminal.