7 Reasons to Live in Sibiu
You will always hear that moving to a new place can be difficult, which may determine you to postpone the decision to move miles away from your hometown. Of course people find it hard to move from knowing every street, every light, every back road… to knowing nothing. This can be both terrifying and exciting at the same time, but once this decision is taken, the new challenges take the place of the uncertainty, as some of our colleagues who moved to Sibiu for joining our team may say.
Yes, there are quite a few KeepCallers who moved to Sibiu and started building their new life here based on their job. However, they admitted that Sibiu’s reputation also enticed them.
Are you curious to find out what made them move to Sibiu? Check out their reasons below:
1. People – polite, warm, full of life
A smaller city means that the distances are smaller and the streets are less crowded, which makes people in Sibiu calmer and polite. People are in no rush and they take the time to enjoy their life.
2. Beautiful green spaces
If you love nature, you will definitely love Sibiu’s green spaces. Sub Arini Park is one of the oldest parks in Romania, having been founded in 1856. Here you can enjoy a peaceful walk among 68 tree species. Also, the ASTRA Museum of Folk Civilisation, the second biggest open-air museum in the world, will seduce you with plenty of activities you can enjoy: from a walk in the forest, to watching the old houses and buildings from all around Romania and getting to know their history.
3. Sibiu traditions
Sibiu goes hand in hand with cultural diversity. Throughout the centuries, the Saxons and Hungarians left their traces here, that are kept alive in different events: the Winter Customs from Sibiu Surroundings (Marginimea Sibiului), the Bathing of the Johns from Talmacel, Meteleaua from Avrig and The Escape of the Lole from Agnita and the list can continue.
Also, the traditional cuisine was also influenced by the Saxon and Hungarian population, which is why you will enjoy a special culinary experience in Sibiu.
4. Cultural events
The slogan “A city of culture. A city of cultures.” best fits Sibiu. Sibiu has the third most important Theater Festival in Europe, jazz festivals, rock festivals, film festivals and so on. Not to mention that summers in Sibiu are full of events and you can find something to do every weekend, from music festivals, outdoor cinemas to sports competitions etc.
5. The Saxon Architecture and the Old Town
The historic centre displays an extensive stock of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture. The evolution of the city from its initial strategic stronghold protecting a rural settlement to a mercantile and artisan centre and powerful regional capital city is expressed in the important collection of vernacular buildings, to be seen at every corner in the historic center.
6. Sibiu surroundings
The ethnographic villages close to Sibiu have a lot to offer. You can visit the fortified churches around Sibiu: Cisnadie, Cisnadioara, Valea Viilor or Bazna and Biertan or taste the local gastronomy and experience the local traditions in the nearby villages.
7. The mountains
Ski enthusiast? Snowboard fan? Hiking passionate? Come to Sibiu, we have mountains! Sibiu is situated 35 km away from the oldest mountain resort in the country. You can see the mountains in Sibiu each time you raise your head from the office and you can see them covered in snow more than six months per year.
But Sibiu is much more than that… As Bianca P., one of our marketing colleagues beautifully said it: “I think that this little town contaminates you with a good feeling and makes you feel addicted to its astonishing streets and architecture, kind people, fresh air and history. I have never felt such an inner peace like I feel here in Sibiu… Well, actually when I’m home, because now Sibiu is my home.”