In times of globalization many traditions and handcrafts get lost. We try this alive by supporting the people who still practice them . In a country like Romania, this is still possible. We visit unique villages on our way, we meet local people and together with them we discover traditions that seem to be extinguished.
In the morning we take a walking tour of Sibiu. The town has been restored in recent years from the ground up. Many streets and squares have become pedestrian zones, where many cafes and restaurants invite you to enjoy and relax in the medieval atmosphere. After lunch we go to the Astra Museum, where we rediscover the Romanian traditional architecture. In the late afternoon we reach Cisnădioara. Here we meet Mr. Henning and his family. He revived the art of stove tile production. For a delicious dinner, he tells us how and especially why he did this.
After breakfast we leave Sibiu. Our first stop is Cristian. In the former Landler village we visit the fortified church, formerly offered to the villagers for protection against attackers. In the castle are still intact “tower”. What this is all about and what we can not cost there, we learn from the sexton. At noon we are in Sibiel. Here we take a horse drawn cart on a field near the village. We learn today how to deal with the scythe, but not without us to strengthen the field with a snack. In the evening we are on a farm in Sibiel, because on the program today Romanian cuisine.
Today we travel to the east. Not far from Sibiu, Altana, a young man has built a small private museum. You’ll be surprised! For lunch we drive to Hosman. Here is an old mill. We see how the mill works and then we make with baking bread. For those who dare, there is also a small Ironforge to try out in the yard. In the evening the family prepares us Cotaru before dinner.
The morning begins with a meeting of journeymen that exist in Sibiu since 2004. We learn from them, the challenges due to the wandering with him. For lunch, you have the time free of charge. In the early afternoon we meet again and we go into a small embroidery. Here costumes are even embroidered by hand. Who does that, and whether the tradition survived the next few years, we learned today