Transylvania: How to get there, where to stay, what to see and more

March 16, 2012
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GETTING THERE

Lufthansa offers one-stop flights from Washington Dulles to Sibiu, Romania, with early-May fares currently starting at $780. Thrifty, Avis, Europcar and Alamo have rental offices at the airport.

WHERE TO STAY

Continental Forum Hotel

Piata Unirii 10, Sibiu

011-40-372-692-692

www.continentalhotels.ro/Continental-Forum-Sibiu

This recently refurbished grand hotel anchors an upper corner of the historic district. The concierge can arrange personal tours and drivers. Rooms from $155.

Sub Cetate Pensione

On the square in Cisnadioara

011-40-740-220-035

www.sub-cetate.ro/en-index.html

Rooms, conference facilities and traditional Saxon dishes. Rooms from $25.

WHERE TO EAT

Terracotta

Str. Dobrun1, Sibiu

011-40-760-265-305

www.terracottasibiu.ro

Modern Italian restaurant with white-glove service and stellar cuisine, located in an old warehouse a couple of blocks behind the big old Soviet-era department store. Entrees start at $5.

Carciuma din Batrani

Calea Rasinarilor, on the ASTRA Museum grounds

011-40-269-242-267

www.muzeulastra.ro

Restored 19th-century tavern serving traditional Romanian fare. Entrees around $5.

WHAT TO DO

ASTRA Museum Complex

Calea Rasinarilor 14

011-40-269-242-419

www.muzeulastra.ro

Intriguing folkways museum on 250 acres just outside Sibiu. Open daily 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. May-October; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. November-April; $5 (free on the first Wednesday of each month). Various festivals held on the grounds throughout the year.

INFORMATION

www.romaniatourism.com

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