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ROMANIA – A scenic six hour train journey from Timișoara took me the 330 kilometers to my next destination. Also known as Hermannstadt, Sibiu is one of seven fortified Saxon towns in Transylvania that together gave the region its German name ‘Siebenbürgen’, or seven castles. The girlfriend of the owner of the hostel I stayed in was a Transylavanian Saxon, and she told me a lot of things I didn’t know about her people. Originally from the area now occupied by Luxembourg, the Transylavanian Saxons still speak a dialect quite similar to Luxembourgish. They came to Transylvania in the 12th century and were a majority in Sibiu until the 1990’s, when most of them emigrated to Germany in search of better opportunities. Some are starting to come back now, as she a few years ago. The most famous Transylvanian Saxon is the current president of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, who used to be the mayor of Sibiu.
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Though I spent two nights in Sibiu, I didn’t actually have much time to make photos of it (you’ll see why in the next post). But that doesn’t matter, my last evening was enough to give you a quick, touristy impression of how nice it is.This entry was posted in Romania, Sibiu, Sibiu County