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Colourful backstreet in Sibiu. Almost all the time it was raining, so sky is like it is.
Sibiu (German: Hermannstadt; Hungarian: Nagyszeben) is an important city in Transylvania. Between 1692 and 1791 it was the capital of the Principality of Transylvania.

Sibiu is one of the most important cultural centres of Romania, and was designated a European Capital of Culture for the year 2007, in tandem with Luxembourg. Formerly the centre of the Transylvanian Saxons, the old city of Sibiu was ranked as "Europe's 8th most idyllic place to live" by Forbes.

The first official record referring to the Sibiu area comes from 1191, when Pope Celestine III confirmed the existence of the free prepositure of the German settlers in Transylvania, the prepositure having its headquarters in Sibiu.

In the 14th century, it was already an important trade center. Sibiu became the most important ethnic German city among the seven cities that gave Transylvania its German name Siebenbrgen (literally seven cities), and it was home to the Universitas Saxorum, the assembly of Germans in Transylvania. Common opinion in the 17th century ascribed Sibiu the quality of being the easternmost city to be part of the European sphere

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  • Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13579 W: 141 N: 35194] (158672)
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