CITY HUNT IN THE OLD CITADEL OF SIBIU
The Saxon citadel of Sibiu, one of the most prosperous
European fortress, was build on the place of an ancient village, during the
XIIth century, by Saxon settlers from Rin – Mosela region. It was
mentioned for the first time in 1191 in an
document from Vatican, under the name of "Cibinium".
Sibiu was destroyed to a great extent by the tartars, moment followed by a
strong fortification of the citadel.
In the beginning of the XIVth century, Sibiu became an
important trade center, enlarged more and more. The walls of the first
strengthened surrounding wall were inserted into the new buildings. Besides, the
new architectural style allowed the first trading centers with lodges. In 1366
Sibiu became a city and in 1692 became the chief town of Transylvania.
Among the events which marked the history of the city we can find: the opening
of the first hospital, the first theatre and the first museum on the actual
territory of Romania, the foundation of the first mint in Transylvania, the
edition of the first book in Romanian language and the foundation of the world's
first homeopathic laboratory.
Two centuries ago, in Sibiu, the scientist Franz Joseph
Müller made a chemical discovery, with an important echo – he thought he just
discovered the philosopher’s stone. It is the only chemical element entered in
the periodic table of Mendeleev directly Romania. In a period of a great
financial crisis, the Austrians struck currencies in this rare metal to supply
Nowadays, there are still some of those currencies left, and
you can found them in a hidden coffer, somewhere in the citadel of Sibiu. The
legend says that in the same coffer there is also a document, which contains
important notes of the scientist Müller.
We propose you a 4 hours Team Building session through the
citadel of Sibiu to decipher the mystery and find the lost Treasure …