"Jumping around "Dracula's Castle"" Bran by jumpingnorman

Bran Travel Guide: 17 reviews and 34 photos

The Bran Castle

The Bran fortress is situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia, on Highway 73 and is known as "Dracula's Castle", said to be the home of the dracula-ish Vlad Tepes, ruler of Wallachia. But there was not a single picture of Vlad, or of Dracula for that matter, in the whole complex! I asked the guides why and nobody knew why --- you just have to appreciate Bran Castle for its other historical significance other than being thesetting for Bran Stoker's "Dracula"...

The only things that kinda links this castle to Dracula is this eerie medieval cross that you see on a hill beside the palace...


I made a video of my short trip to Romania!
Hope you like this:

The Bright gardens of Bran Castle

This place is too bright for Dracula...he's probably sleeping somewhere - maybe under a secret tunnel under the lake???

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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    Norman, this place is still worth a trip I guess.... It's time for me to pay a visit to Romania....

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2009 at 6:27 AM

    This is a beautiful town, even though it always makes me think of a breakfast cereal.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2009 at 6:17 PM

    Wow, I am jealous! You've been in some many wonderful countries and seen lots of wonderful places. Keep it up and enjoy!

  • VZ-Pam's Profile Photo
    Apr 16, 2009 at 7:05 PM

    I wish to visit dracula soon ....You brought in a lot of members & your own sis, vt should give you a medal !

  • karenincalifornia's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    I'm guessing you didn't have to carry your wooden stake around. If you get that house #337 in Santa Fe, you'll love it - but then I could have gone with many of the choices. Such a beautiful part of the US!

  • cjg1's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2009 at 7:54 AM

    No Dracula...What a shame......at least your neck was safe...lol


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