Who hasn’t heard about Count Dracula? Who hasn’t visited his residence, Bran Castle? If you haven’t already, now is the moment to do it! This story full of mystery begun with the birth of this mystical character presented in 1897 Bram Stocker’s book and later through multiple film adaptations. The most famous adaptation being that of Francis Ford Coppola which featured Gary Oldman, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder and Anthony Hopkins as main characters. The action of the book takes place in Transylvania and the main source of inspiration for the famous vampire was Vlad Țepeș ’a stranger to mercy and forgiveness’- a ruler, well-known in the Romanian history for his cruelness and the torture techniques which he employed (mostly impalement). The main source of the vampire stories are Vlad Țepeș’s military expeditions into Transylvania when he was ruler of Wallachia, which were marked by many bloody battles.
Today, Dracula is a Count from Transylvania that rules Bran Castle which is placed on a high cliff and watches over its surroundings. He is a fictional character shrouded in mystery.
Bran Castle is the tourist attraction that you can visit if you want to meet Count Dracula. The castle, which is a medieval fortress, is situated near Brașov, in Bran village. It is the perfect place to celebrate Halloween as year after year this celebration reunites touristes from around the wold dressed accordingly that are waiting for the Count.