"Vlad Dracul's House" Sighisoara Things to Do Tip by johnsakura

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by johnsakura

The growing interest in legentds concerning the figure of Dracula has recently added to the town's fame, since the famous Romanian prince Vlad Tepes surnamed "Dracula" had some links to Sighisoara, Thus, his father, Vlad Dracul, was sheltered here for four years but most certainly some time before his last short reigning years, in Sighisoara. The house where they took accomodation is now named the Vlad Dracul house. His strange fame it is because the legends arose from his qualities and action. There were he severe punishments retaliated ti his ennemies in a more tolarent area; his ennemies amplified his harshess and so did the books and films on vampieres beginning the 19th century.
Unfortunately Dracula has overshadowed the great names that made Sighisoara famous: the mayor Stephanus Mann, the historian Georgius Krauss, the chemist Andreas Bertram, the elergyman and man of letters Zaharia Boiu, the journalist Ilarie Chendi. If those personalities are noit as famous as prince Vlad Tepes- Dracula this is not, anyhow, Vlad Tepes's fault. Still the town's most famous sons are Michael Freiherr von Melas, son of the town's vicar and commander in chief of the Austrian army in the battle of Marengo, and Hermann Oberth, the man of science who passed from the School on top of the Castle Hill into the cosmos. Owing to its location and history, simple architecture which has been preserved in spite of many changes, Sighisoara will remain one of the most remarkable places in Europe.

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  • Written Jun 13, 2003
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