The Summer School on Linguistic Linked Open Data
12th in the series of EUROLAN Schools
13 - 25 July 2015 | Sibiu, Romania


Social Events

For the school's free moments, the Eurolaners have a diversity of entertainment opportunities, including theater events, visits to some of the many Sibiu museums (as, for instance, the Astra Traditional Folk Civilization Open Air Museum, or the oldest Romanian picture gallery hosted by the Brukental Museum), Romanian folk, cultural events arranged by the Sibiu Cultural Agenda 2015 and, of course, local clubs and discos.

A full day excursion to the Bran Castle will be arranged for Sunday July 19th. Bran Castle is world-wide known as Dracula's Castle, named after the prince Vlad Țepeș (Vlad "The Impaler"), the inspiration source for Bram Stoker's story of Dracula.

Sibiu City

Sibiu City (in German Hermannstadt, in Hungarian Nagyszeben , in Latin Cibinium) is the biggest municipality of the Sibiu district in Romania.

Sibiu has a population of 147.245 according to the census led in 2011 and is located in the south part of Transylvania, in the Sibiu Basin. The city also straddles the Cibin River, a tributary of the river Olt.

The municipality of Sibiu has been and is one of the most important and flourishing cities in Transylvania, having formerly been the centre of the Transylvanian Saxons.

Between 1692 and 1791 and 1849-1865 Sibiu was the capital of the Principality of Transylvania.

Sibiu is one of the most important cultural centres of Romania and was designated the European Capital of Culture for the year 2007, along with the city of Luxembourg.

The coat of arms of Sibiu

Sibiu's Coat of Arms

The two swords are supporting a golden crown which symbolizes the cities fight for protection/freedom.

The shield is stamped by a mural crown with 7 towers, symbolizing its status of municipality for Sibiu.

“Trichet” is the old symbol of the city. It was also used for Transylvania’s coat of arms in a seal in 1550.

The winter resort Păltiniș is 37 km away from the city centre and the glacial lake Bâlea is at approximately 100 km away from the city.

Sibiu, Culture

Sibiu has, at present, a cultural base made up of:

During the year, Sibiu is host to many cultural events:

The International Theatre Festival

International Theatre Festival Source:

International Theatre Festival Source:

The Jazz Festival

Jazz Festival Source:

The Astra Film Festival

Jazz Festival Source:

And many other events supported by the local authorities and the cultural centres.

The “Casa Calfelor” Sibiu Association organized the event “European transfer of culture and knowledge through the journeymen”.

Asociatia Casa Calfelor Source:

In 2004 the historical centre of Sibiu was named by UNESCO a universal monument.

In 1992, the first romanian zoo opened in Sibiu, in the Dumbrava forest thanks to the engineer Szekely. The idea came to Szekely when he found some foxes while repairing the Sadu barrage. The zoo hosts 207 animals from 52 species.

First Romanian Zoo Source:

The popular techniques museum

Astra is one of the biggest outdoor museums in Romania. Situated in the south of Sibiu, the museum contains objects created by the Romanian traditional popular civilization. The houses, the workshops and the complex of buildings are scattered around a lake, between the leaves of Dumbravii.

The popular techniques museum was inaugurated in 1963 by a team led by Cornel Irimie. The idea of an ethnographic museum is however old , this museum being a revival of the Ethnographic and historical museum.(founded in 1905, closed in 1955)

The popular techniques museum Source:

Sibiu at night

Sibiu at night Source:

Sibiu at night Source:

“Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu

“Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu is a higher education institution in Sibiu. It contains 9 faculties in different cities throughout the country. ULBS students come from every count, but also from every country.

ULBS has signed a cooperation agreement with 108 universities, of which 4 consortia, 33 cooperation agreement and 61 Erasmus partnerships.

Lucian Blaga University Source:

Central University Library

Lucian Blaga University Source: