Mud packing, aerosols treatments and salt water baths in lakes created after several old salt mines had been inundated, have been used here successfully in the treatment of rheumatic, dermatological, endocrine and gynecological afflictions, as well as asthma.
Location:Transylvania – Central Romania (Sibiu County) - map
Nearby large town: Sibiu (9 miles south)
Climate: Temperate Annual average temperature: 48°F
Elevation: 1280 ft.
Natural resources: Salt lake, Mineral waters, Sapropelic mud
Arthritis and rheumatoid disorders.
Post trauma paresis and paralysis rehabilitation.
Fitness and rehabilitation centre
Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
Sauna & Jacuzzi
Medieval town of Sibiu
Where: 9 miles south of Ocna Sibiului
Access: car, bus, train
Access: Local trains from Sibiu to Sebes stop at Sibiel (25 minutes), Saliste (35 minutes) and Miercurea Sibiului (1 ¼ hours).
One scene among the Saliste church's frescoes remains covered at all times. It depicts the devil surrounded by naked human bodies, a subject the villagers consider too obscene to be displayed. Tourists, however, can take a look upon request.
Located at the foothills of the Cindrel Mountains, a half-hour drive from Sibiu, this region is considered one of Transylvania's best-preserved ethnographic areas. Marginimea Sibiului, meaning Borders of Sibiu, encompasses a string of 18 villages*, rich in architecture, history and heritage. Age-old traditions, customs and celebrations, as well as the traditional occupation of sheepherding, have been carefully passed down from generation to generation in the villages of this area.
* The 18 villages are: Boita, Sadu, Raul Sadului, Talmaciu, Talmacel. Rasinari, Poplaca, Gura Raului, Orlat, Fantanele, Sibiel, Vale, Saliste, Gales, Tilisca, Rod, Poiana Sibiului and Jina.
Rasinari, dating to 1204, is the oldest, followed by Talmaciu (1318), Orlat (1322) and Saliste(1354). Saliste claims the oldest church, housing beautiful interior frescoes (1674), while Poiana Sibiului's wooden church was built in 1771.
Ocna Sibiului Bus Station (Autogara)
Daily domestic bus service from/to: Sibiu
Bucharest to Ocna Sibiului via A1 – E81:
Bucuresti – Pitesti – Ramnicu Valcea – Sibiu – Ocna Sibiului
Cluj Napoca to Ocna Sibiului via E81 / Route 1
Cluj Napoca – Turda – Aiud – Alba Iulia – Sebes – Cristian - Ocna Sibiului
Targu Mures to Ocna Sibiului via E60 – DN14:
Targu Mures – Sighisoara – Medias – Tapu – Ocna Sibiului
Ocna Sibiului Train Station
Daily train connections from/to Copsa Mica, Medias, Sibiu. For service to/from other cities please change trains in Sibiu.
To check the latest train schedules for domestic routes,
please visit the website of Romanian Railways: www.cfrcalatori.ro
The site has complete information about domestic
train schedules and fares.
Note: For departures from/to Bucharest, please select Bucuresti Nord.