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
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
Rooms, conference facilities and traditional Saxon dishes. Rooms from $25.
WHERE TO EAT
Str. Dobrun1, Sibiu
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
Restored 19th-century tavern serving traditional Romanian fare. Entrees around $5.
WHAT TO DO
ASTRA Museum Complex
Calea Rasinarilor 14
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.