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International Student`s Guide - Academia Fortelor Terestre "Nicolae
“Nicolae Bălcescu”
Land Forces Academy
International
Student's Guide
“Always together”
Sibiu, România
“Nicolae Bălcescu” Land Forces Academy
Index
International Student’s Guide
Table of Contents
Message from the Rector
4
About Romania
3
About Sibiu
6
Historical Survey
7
Educational process in LFA
8
Faculty of Military Management
9
Military Training
10
Resources
11
Study in LFA
12
Practical information
14
Contact
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“Nicolae Bălcescu” Land Forces Academy
Message from the Rector
Index
TAKE THE CHANCE TO STUDY ABROAD.
IT WILL BROADEN YOUR CAREER PERSPECTIVES AND DEEPEN YOUR PERSONAL INSIGHT
This publication aims at introducing the "Nicolae Balcescu" Land Forces Academy to foreign students.
At present, "Nicolae Balcescu" Land Forces Academy is one of the outstanding institutions within the National
Military Higher Education system.
Conscious of the need to develop and endorse outstanding leaders, capable to fulfill the requirements of an ever
changing world, the "Nicolae Balcescu" Land Forces Academy aims at building up, by means of the university
studies, command officers with exceptional moral, civilian and professional qualities.
The recent classification of the Romanian Universities has placed our institution within Education and Research based universities, which highly certifies a well defined and delineated management, a normative and a functional
frame, meant to continue the developing of the present economic and social tendencies and requirements.
The "Nicolae Balcescu" Land Forces Academy is highly involved in carrying on the building up process for the well
trained graduates in order to bravely face the challenges in the military field and to register excellence in the field of
education and scientific research.
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About Romania
Index
Official name: Romania
Forme of government: Republic
Geographic position: SE of Europe, to the N of Balkans, in the inferior basin of the Danube, with an opening to the
Black Sea, beeing cut by the carpathian mountains.
Surface: 238.391 km 2 (11 place in Europe and 79 in world).
Population: 19.000.000 habitants
Capital: Bucharest - 1.650.000 habitans
Official tongue: Romanian: mother-tongue for more than 89 % from the country population. By its origins, structure and
vocabulary, Romanian is the language which continues directly the Latin that was spoken in Dacia and Moesia - two
regions in the Carpathiano-Danubiano-Pontic space.
National day: 1st of December.
National flag: three vertical colours: red, yellow and blue.
National anthem: "Desteapta-te, romane !".
Official time: East Europe time (GMT + 2 hours).
National currency: 1 leu (lei) = 100 bani (bani).
Climate: the climate is temperate -continental, characteristic to the Central Europe ( hot summers, cold winters, very
distinct seasons, abundant snowfalls especially in the mountains).The warmest areas are in the south.
Tourism: Romania is the owner of all natural conditions to become one of the most important European touristic
destinations. The most wanted regions are: the Black Sea coast, Bucharest, Prahova Valley (Sinaia, Busteni, Azuga,
Predeal), Poiana Brasov, Moldavia Monasteries, churches in wood - Maramures, Danube Delta, Bran(Dracula Castle),
medieval cities (Sibiu, Sighisoara, Medias, Deva,Cluj,Alba-Iulia,Brasov), bathing areas (Baile Felix, Baile Herculane,
Baile Tusnad,Calimanesti-Caciulata,Olanesti, Sovata, Vatra-Dornei,Eforie Nord etc.), many caves.
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“Nicolae Bălcescu” Land Forces Academy
Historical Milestones and Tourist Attraction in Sibiu
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1191 - Mentioned for the first time in a document
of the Vatican, under the name "Cibinium" (due
UKRAINE
to the river Cibin that flows through the city);
1544 - The first book in the Romanian language
Botosani
HUNGARY
Satu
Maramures
was
printed in Sibiu, funded by John II
Mare
Suceava
MOLDOVA
Sigismund Zápolya. This was in Cyrillic letters;
BistritaIasi
Nasaud
Salaj
1551
- Conrad Haas' experiment with rockets;
Bihor
Neamt
1570 - The Ottoman-dependent Principality of
Cluj ROMANIA
Mures
Vaslui
Transylvania
was formed after the Ottoman
Harghita
Bacau
Arad
Alba
conquest in Hungary;
Sibiu
1671
- Methane gas was discovered near Sibiu;
Sibiu
Covasna Vrancea
Brasov
Galati UKRAINE
Timis
Hunedoara
1782 - Franz-Joseph Müller von Reichenstein
discovered
the chemical element tellurium;
Buzau
Caras-Severin
Vilcea
Tulcea
Prahova
Arges
1788 - First theatre in Transylvania;
Braila
Gorj
Dimbovita
1795
- The first lightning rod in Transylvania and
Ilfov
Ialomita
in Southeastern Europe was installed in
Bucharestt
Buchares
Mehedinti
Calarasi
Nagydisznód
(present-day Cisnădie);
Olt
Doli
Constanta
Giurgiu
BLACK 1817 - The Brukenthal Museum, the first
Teleorma n
A
SERBIA
SEA museum in Transylvania was opened.
1867 - The Principality of Transylvania was
BULGARIA
reunited with Hungary in the dual monarchy of
Austria-Hungary;
1896 - The first use of electricity in Austria-Hungary, and the first power line in Southeastern Europe;
1904 - The second city in Europe to use an electric-powered trolley;
1918 - Upon the Union of Transylvania with Romania, Sibiu became part of Romania;
1928 - The first zoo in Romania;
1941 - Saxons lost their historical majority in the population;
1989 - The third city to take part in the Romanian Revolution;
2007 - European Capital of Culture 2007.
SLOVAKIA
Not to Be Missed: the Top 5 Sights
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Historical Survey
Index
13 June 1847 – the first officer school was founded in Bucharest, training Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery officers;
1 July 1920 – after the Unification, the second military school training Infantry officers, was founded in Sibiu;
1932 – the only school training active Infantry officers, functioning under the name of “Principele Carol”;
13 December 1952 – its name was changed into the “Nicolae Bălcescu” Military Infantry School;
1 July 1961 – the school functions in the present establishment, training officers in all branches and services;
22 March 1991 – it became the “Nicolae Bălcescu” Military Institute for Infantry, Frontier Guard and Chemistry;
15 June 1995 – the Ground Troops Academy was founded as a Military Higher Education Institute;
1 August 2000 – its name was changed into the “Nicolae Bălcescu” Land Forces Academy;
23 April 2002 – the “Management of Organization” study programme was accredited in the field of Military Sciences and
Intelligence;
30 June 2003 – the „Economic-Financial Management” study programme in the field of Military Sciences and the “Public
Administration” in the field of Administrative Sciences were temporarily authorized;
1 September 2008 – the Faculty of Military Management is set up;
10 June 2010 – external evaluation by ARACIS – HIGH CONFIDENCE RATING;
30 June 2010 – the „Economic-Financial Management”, “Public Administration“ and “Management of Organization”
Bachelor’s study programmes were accredited;
11 August 2010 – Master’s study programmes were accredited in the field of “Military Sciences and Intelligence”:
“Organizational Leadership”, “Management of Organizational Capabilities” and “Management and Technology”;
5 September 2011 – The “Nicolae Bălcescu” Land Forces Academy is classified by the Ministry of Education, Research,
Youth and Sport as a University of Education and Research
21-23 November 2012 – 1st visit of evaluation performed by EUA – European University Association
18-20 February 2013 – 2nd visit of evaluation performed by EUA – European University Association
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“Nicolae Bălcescu” Land Forces Academy
Educational process in LFA Sibiu
Index
The educational process within the "Nicolae Balcescu" Land Forces Academy aims at developing cadets'
competences and potentialities, as described inthe "Graduate Model" and in the "Building up and Professional
Development Concept of the Military Staff within Land Forces".
EDUCATORTRAINER
MILITARY
LEADER
The Land Forces Academy
provides cadets’ training,
education and motivations so
that graduates can become ...
MISSION
to build up and train officers,
so that upon graduation, they can
perform the following highly
interrelated roles:
CITIZEN AS SERVANT
OF THE NATION
... leaders of character entirely
dedicated to the values of honour,
duty and professional development
during their career as army officers
serving the nation
SPECIALIZED
WARFIGHTER
MILITARY
SPECIALIST
The educational process focuses on educating all graduates in a morally and ethically sound environment so that
they become good problem solvers who can lead and shape future changes to the benefit of our Army and our
country.
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Faculty of Military Management
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Bachelor’s Programmes of study
Field of study - Military Sciences, Information and Public Order:
• Management of organization - ACCREDITED
• Economic- financial Management - ACCREDITED
Field of study - Administrative Sciences:
• Public administration - ACCREDITED
Master’s Programmes of study
Field of study - Military Sciences and Information:
• Organizational Leadership - ACCREDITED
• Organizational Capability Management - ACCREDITED
• Management and Technology - ACCREDITED
Postgraduate Courses:
• Postgraduate Course of Specialization in the Field of Leadership in the Tactical Field
• Postgraduate Course of Specialization in the Field of Communication and Informatics
• Postgraduate Course of Specialization in the Field of Internal Organizational Audit
• Postgraduate Course of Specialization in the Field of Integrated Management in Combat Support
• Postgraduate Course of Specialization in the Field of Total Quality Management of the Military Actions
• Postgraduate Course of Specialization in the Field of Crisis Situation Management
• Postgraduate Course of Specialization in the Field of Environment Protection during Military Actions
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Military Training
Index
The student's general military training is a continuous process
that is carried out throughout the entire period of the university
studies by studying the subjects established in the curricula,
grouped into distinct modules of military training as well as within
the limits of a military training day per week throughout the
academic year.
Structure:
a) Individual Basic Training - has a universal character and
ensures the basis of the military construction, irrespective of the
chosen branch or specialization;
b) Specialized Individual Training - aims at initiating the
students in the chosen branch/ specialization. It represents the
basis in the process of forming the military specialist and in
fulfilling the specific requirements of the first function
c) Military Physical Training.
It aims at building and
improving the basic
kinetic skills and their
practical use by the
military, according to
the demands of the
battlefield, to the
development of the
physical and
psychological
capacities necessary
for accomplishing
combat missions under
any terrain and
weather conditions.
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Resources
Index
The "Nicolae Balcescu" Land Forces Academy has modern material resources, meeting the national, international and
European Higher Education Requirements. Some of our institution's resources are as follows:
• Senate Room
• Auditorium: 558 m2 and 300 seats
• 8 Lecture Rooms: 956 m2 and 660 seats
• 38 Seminar Rooms: 2280 m2
• 23 Laboratories and Multifunctional Rooms: 1342 m2
• 2 Data Processing Laboratories: 36 computers-110m’
• 10 Technical Rooms: 618 m’
• Cadets' Accommodation Buildings
• Sports Centre: 1,856 m2
• Swimming Pool
• University Library
• Multimedia Room
• Publishing House
• Museum
• Orthodox Chapel
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“Nicolae Bălcescu” Land Forces Academy
Study in LFA Sibiu
Index
a. Requirements before your departure
Visa requirements
Before you depart for Romania certain documents will be necessary. You need a valid passport or ID for entry into
Romania. In some cases a visa is also required. However, citizens of EU countries and some of the countries of the
EEA need only an ID card provided that their citizenship is stated on the card. For further information, in order to clarify
if you need visa or not , please contact the Romanian Embassy or Consulate in your country. Please consult
http://mae.ro/en/romanian-missions for addresses and office hours of Romanian embassies and consulates.
For stays in Romania longer than three months, it is compulsory to obtain a RESIDENCE PERMIT, which will be
issued to the students by Romanian authorities upon their arrival.
Application process for international students:
Foreign citizens could apply for studies in “Nicolae Bălcescu” Land Forces Academy only with approval of the
Romanian Ministry of National Defence, based on bilateral agreements between our university and student’s home
university.
The following application papers are requested:
• Application form (filled in 2 copies);
• Certified copy of the Baccalaureate Diploma or equivalent - for undergraduate studies;
• Certified copy of the graduation certificate - for postgraduate applicants;
• Academic record translated into Romanian, English;
• Language certificate;
• Certified copy of the Birth Certificate;
• Certified copy of the passport;
• Medical certificate.
Application process for Erasmus students - the following application papers are requested:
• Student Application Form
• Learning Agreement or Training Agreement
All documents can be found on our web site at the following address:
http://www.armyacademy.ro/english/erasmus/Index.html
Make sure that all your forms are SIGNED by you and the responsible of your university. Send the scanned documents
to the following e-mail address: [email protected]
If you cannot send the forms by e-mail, you can also use post or fax.
When we receive all the forms, they will be checked and signed by the Erasmus Coordinator from our academy.
We will send the Letter of Acceptance by e-mail and by post. The procedure will take 4 – 6 weeks. During the holidays it
can take longer
!!! Attention:
Application deadlines: Autumn semester: June 30th
Spring semester: November 30th
Bilateral Agreements through ERASMUS Programme:
• Univerzita Obrany, Brno, Czech Republic
• Academia Ozbrojenych Sil Ganerala Milana Ratislava Stefanika, Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
• Natzionalen Voenen Universitet Vassil Levski, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
• Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
• Theresianische Militarakademie, Wiener Neustadt, Austria
• The Gen. Tadeusz Kosciuszko Military Academy of Land Forces, Wroclaw, Poland
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Study in LFA
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b. Arriving and getting settled
How to get to Sibiu
Our recommendation for students is to arrive at LFA
By air
one day before the course starts and depart one day
The air connections of the city are ensured by the Sibiu
after the end of the course.
International Airport, located on national road DN1, at 3
kilometres from the city.
Facilities provided to international students:
•
Accommodation will be provided in the Land Forces
http://www.sibiuairport.ro/
Academy buildings.
Sibiu International Airport
• All meals are provided with non-alcoholic beverages
Address: 73 Alba Iulia Street
at the LFA cafeteria. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are
Flight information center: +40 269 253 135
available and have to be booked 24 hours in advance.
• Internet access will be available.
By car
• Access to University libraries
Sibiu is passed by two major European roads: E 68
• Special areas for the smokers
(Arad - Sibiu - Brasov) and E 81 (Cluj - Sibiu - Pitesti • Hairdresser’s within university premises
Bucuresti). Check here the road route: www.distanta.ro
• Gyms and sports on the university premises
• Orthodox church service on the university premises
By train
• Medical centre on the university premises
Please check: http://www.cfrcalatori.ro/
• The electric power is 220V, 50Hz AC
• Psyhological Assistance
By bus
There are several international transportation
companies that drive to Sibiu, such as: Eurolines,
Atlasib, Tavi Raisen, Pletl, Amad Touristik, Trans
Europa. Just search the names on Google and you will
find local representatives in different countries.
www.autogari.ro
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Practical information
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TRANSPORT IN SIBIU
a. Public transportation
The local public transportation in Sibiu is ensured by Tursib, a company under the guidance of the Local Council of
Sibiu.
There are 20 bus routes inside the city and 2 bus routes connecting the city with the adjoining villages. The fee for a
ticket is 1.5 lei and it can be purchased from the ticket vending machines, ticket booths or Tursib Agencies.
Tursib address: 133-135 Calea Dumbrăvii
Phone: +40 269 426100
Fax: +40 269 21077
Web: www.tursib.ro
Download the bus route map at: http://www.tursib.ro/trasee/harta
b. Rent-a-bike
Discover a unique way to experience the magnificent views of Sibiu's skyline or just get some fresh air and exercise!
There is no better way to get around, see new things, stay healthy and active.
You can find the renting point, very close to the city centre, at Cazarma 90 (the big parking area).
c. Taxis
The current rate is between 1,40 Lei and 2,50 Lei per km. Always ask the driver to turn on the meter before starting.
Phone. +40 269 953 Phone. +40 269 942
Phone. +40 269 949 Phone. +40742242942
HEALTH AND INSURANCE
Health care:
Before coming to Romania please make sure you have a medical insurance that can cover any expenses and
hospitalization here in Romania. Emergency services are provided in Military Hospital or Public Hospital.
General Hospitals
Emergency Clinical Local Hospital2-4 Corneliu Coposu Blvd(+40) 269 215 050 http://www.scjs.ro
Emergency Military Hospital46 Victoriei Blvd (+40) 269 211 209
Pharmacies
In Romania, medication and certain health products are only for sale in pharmacies. A list of pharmacies can be found
on the following http://www.paginafarmacistilor.ro/farmacii/sibiu/ .
Open around the clock pharmacies
Farmacia San Marco
7 Iorga Nicolae Street
+40 269-232187
Polisano Pharma
11 Mihai Viteazu Blvd
+40 269-421418
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TELEPHONES
Index
Public telephones are orange and use a prepaid phone card (“cartela de telefon – ROMTELECOM”). These can be
used for all kinds of calls, including the direct international calls. Telephone cards can be purchased at the post offices,
hotels, and kiosks at prices 10 Lei and 50 Lei. Prepaid cards from other phone companies, can also be used, including
Voice over IP and cell phones (ORANGE, VODAFONE, ZAPP and COSMOTE).
General Emergency Service – 112
MONEY & BANKING
The Romanian currency is the Leu (plural: Lei), (1 Leu = 4.5 EURO) and its subdivision is „Bani”( singular „ban”).
There are 4 coins and 7 notes:
- Coins: coins of 1 ban, 5 bani, 10 bani and 50 bani.
- Notes: notes of 1 leu, 5 lei, 10 lei, 50 lei, 100 lei, 200 lei 500 lei.
All prices in Romania include VAT. The general value of the VAT is 24 %.
Different banks have several branches in Sibiu. Most banks are open on weekdays from 09h00-12h00 and from 14h0016h00. During the weekend, you can use the numerous ATMs to withdraw money. It will not be easy to open a bank
account, as most banks will not allow you to open a bank account when you're only staying for a few months. To open a
bank account, you will need your passport or identity card and an address in Sibiu. It can also be useful to take your
Sibiu student card with you.
Money can be exchanged at banks, hotels, and private exchange offices (“Casa de schimb valutar”). There can be
major differences in rates, especially between banks and private exchange offices. So it is advisable to shop around. It
is both illegal and not advisable to change money in the street as the chance to be cheated is very high.
The official exchange rate can be accessed here: http://www.cursbnr.ro/
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
Romania enforces the international rules of the Convention related to customs facilities for travellers. Any traveller may
enter or leave Romania with a maximum of USD 10,000 in cash or traveller's cheques.
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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
• January 1st - 2nd – New Year
• April / May - Easter
• May / June - Pentecost, Whit Monday
• May 1st – International Labour Day
• August 15 - Dormition of the Theotokos
• October 25th – National Military Day
CYBER CAFES
Surfing, mailing, gaming, downloading... all across Sibiu
you'll find spots where you can access the internet.
Besides the specialised, fully equipped cybercafés, you
will also find some smaller pubs where you can browse
the internet and make international phone calls. Almost
90% of the pubs near student's hostel have wireless.
ATRIUM CLASSIC CAFÉ
16 Piata Mica, next to Liers' Bridge
0269 242 000
www.atriumcafe.ro
CAFÉ WIEN
4 Piata Huet
Email:[email protected]
CAFÉ EINSTEIN
13 Piata Mica
UNION CLUB & PUB
6 Piata Mica
ANDIAMO
31 Victorei Blvd
MAI LOUNGE
31 Victorei Blvd
SUPPORTER
26 Victorei Blvd
www.supporter.ro/
IMPERIUM PUB
24 Nicolae Balcescu Street
RELIGIOUS SERVICES
CULTURAL EVENTS
− Orthodox Cathedral, 33 Mitropoliei Street
− Sibiu Jazz Festival (May)
− Evangelic Church, Huet Square
− Sibiu International Theatre Festival (June)
− Carl Filtsch International Piano Competition and Festival (July) − Catholic Church, 3 Grand Square
− Synagogue, 19 Constitutiei Street
− National Festival of Folk Traditions (August)
− Craftsmen's Fair (August)
more information about other churches in Sibiu:
− Annual Pottery Fair (September)
http://www.turism.sibiu.ro/en/biserici.htm
− Astra Film Fest (October)
− Dance Festival (November)
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THE STATE PHILHARMONIC OF SIBIU
Address: 3-5 Cetatii Street
Phone. (+40) 269 210.264
www.filarmonicasibiu.ro
Weekly classical music concerts take place in the newly
renovated Thalia Hall, a concert hall
and theatre dating from 1787.
RADU STANCA NATIONAL THEATRE
Address: 2 C. Coposu Blvd
Phone: (+40) 269 210.092
www.tnrs.ro/
One of the leading Romanian theatres, with origins dating
back to 1787, it attracts some of the
best-known Romanian directors. This theatre has both
Romanian-language and German language sections and
presents an average of five shows a week.
GONG THEATRE
Address: 4 Alexandru Odobescu Street
Phone: (+40) 269 211.349
www.teatrulgong.ro/
Specializing in puppetry, mime and non-conventional
shows for children and teenagers, this
theatre presents shows in both Romanian and German.
CINEMATECA ASTRAFILM
Address: 12 Piata Huet, Sibiu
Phone: (+40) 269 202 430
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.astrafilm.ro/
BRUKENTHAL MUSEUM
Address: 4-5 Piata Mare
Phone: (+40) 269 217 691
http://www.brukenthalmuseum.ro/
Summer Schedule: Tue. – Sun. 10:00am – 6:00pm;
Closed Mon. Closed first Tuesday of every
month.
Winter Schedule: Wed. - Sun, 10:00am - 06.00pm;
Closed every Monday and Tuesday.
Admission fee
ASTRA OPEN AIR MUSEUM
Address: 14 Calea Rasinarilor (2miles south of Sibiu)
Phone: (+40) 269 242.419
www.muzeulastra.ro
Open: Tue. – Sun. 9:00am - 6:00pm (winter 10am – 5pm);
Closed Mon.
ASTRA is the second largest open-air museum in the
world (250 acres)
Located in the middle of a dense forest and surrounded
by a beautiful lake, ASTRA features
more than 300 buildings as well as watermills and
windmills, gigantic presses for wine, fruit and
oil, hydraulic forges and structures representing village
architectural styles from many parts of
Romania. The museum illustrates the technological
legacy of the Romanian people. There is a
wonderful collection of wooden farmhouses, a cherhana
(a traditional collecting and storage
point for fish) and sheepfolds, as well as a wooden church
and two traditional inns. Guided tours
are available. Another option is a visit by horse-drawn
carriages (ladies, the driver will kiss your
hand in greeting, an old Romanian custom).
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THE HISTORY MUSEUM
Address: 2 Mitropoliei Street
Phone: (+40) 269 218 143
www.brukenthalmuseum.ro/istorie/
Open: Tue. – Sun. 9:00am – 5:00pm (wintertime 10am –
6pm); Closed Mon.
Admission fee
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Address: 1 Cetatii Street
Phone: (+40) 269 213 156
www.brukenthalmuseum.ro/naturale/
Open: Tue. – Sun. 10:00am – 6:00pm; Closed Mon.
Admission fee
SIGERUS SAXON ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM
Address: 12 Piata Mica
Phone: (+40) 269 218 195
http://www.sigerus.muzeulastra.ro/
Open: Tue. – Sun. 9:00am - 6:00pm (wintertime 10:00am
– 5:00pm); Closed Mon.
Admission fee
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Contact
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"Nicolae Bălcescu" Land Forces Academy
3-5 Revolutiei Street,
550170 SIBIU ROMANIA
Tel: + 40269 43 29 90
Fax: + 40269 21 55 54
http:/www.armyacademy.ro
e-mail: office @armyacademy.ro
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