Throughout the year 2006 Sibiu and Luxembourg were co-organizers of the European Capital of Culture. The motto promoting both Sibiu and this event is “Sibiu, young since 1191.” However, the first settlements testified in the region currently inhabited by the city of Sibiu dated as far back in history as the 4th century A.D. There used to be, in that period, an important Roman settlement in the area now called the Gusterita district. The “Biertan Donarium”, also dating form the 4th century A.D. whose Latin inscriptions testify once more the existence in this region of a population of Roman extraction. Actually, this population is considered to be the combination resulting from the Romanization process of the Dacian population and the withdrawal of Romans from Dacia.
Sibiu has a moderate continental climate. Weather in Sibiu: