Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bran Castle "Castelul Bran", Braşov

In 1897 Bram Stoker wrote a terrifying story about Count Dracula.
A century after, there are still people who believe in it.
Even researchers are trying to find out the truth about Dracula.
All are trying to clear the mystery: was there or wasn't there a vampire in Transylvania?
Commonly known as "Dracula's Castle"
Bran Castle is marketed as the home of the titular character in Bram Stoker's Dracula.
There is, however, no evidence that Stoker knew anything about this castle,
which has only tangential associations with Vlad III, voivode of Wallachia 
and the putative inspiration for Dracula.

The castle is now a museum open to tourists, displaying art and furniture collected by Queen Marie.

Pictures were taken in July 6~July 7, 2011
Bran Castle at night
My husband and I arrived in Bran late at night. (Very spooooky!!!)
So we decided to spend a night there and look around the castle the next morning.

Breakfast, Loved the local cheeses.

Secret Staircase connecting the first and third floors

The Library

The room of Prince Nicholas of Romania

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