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At the Bran Castle, Dracula's legendary home, Romania

 
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The plan for that day was: Bran Castle, Peles Castle and Brasov. So our first stop at about 11 o'clock was at Bran village.

After entering the village we were very happy because we glimpsed the castle from far so we drove that way. But to make our way hard the villagers hadn't put a sign where the entrance is... So we were at the and of the village whene we realised that something is wrong:) We turned back and parked somewhere to ask where can we go in the castle... We were lucky, the place we stopped was pretty close to the entrance.

This castle is also called Dracula's Castle so we expected to see frightening things within. But the only thing which was a little bit like in a horror film was the music played in the men's toilet:P

The castle was very big from outside but you don't feel it when you're inside of it. I don't know how tall were the people when it was built but sometimes even I felt like I was in a cage. But it was interesting. We could even go through a secret path... it was a bit scary because the path was narrow and quite dark, but it was very fascinating, too.

After walking some minutes in the castle's park and making some photos at the little lake which was in the park too, we went back to the car to continue our way to Sinaia to visit the Peles Castle.

 

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Tour in Transilvania, Romania - overview

1. Jul 15, 2007 Initial experiences in Oradea (Oradea)
2. Jul 15, 2007 The legend of the castle of Deva (Deva)  (* 6)
3. Jul 15, 2007 The Medieval Castle of Hunedoara (Hunedoara)  (* 11)
4. Jul 15, 2007 Visiting Sibiu in the summer (Sibiu)  (* 7)
5. Jul 16, 2007 In the Fagaras Mountains, Romania (Fagaras)  (* 33)
6. Jul 16, 2007 Short trip to the Vidraru Lake, Romania (Curtea de Arges)  (* 14)
7. Jul 17, 2007 At the Bran Castle, Dracula's legendary home (Bran)  (* 21)
8. Jul 17, 2007 Visiting the Peles Castle near Sinaia (Sinaia)  (* 11)
9. Jul 17, 2007 Brasov, one of Romania's greatest cities (Brasov)  (* 11)
10. Jul 18, 2007 The baths of Tusnad and the St. Anna Lake (Tusnad)  (* 3)
11. Jul 19, 2007 Amazing canyon in Romania (Bicaz)  (* 5)
12. Jul 19, 2007 Excursion at the Bicaz Canyon (Cheile Bicazului) (Bicaz)  (* 8)
13. Jul 19, 2007 At the Red Lake of Romania (Lacu Rosu)  (* 7)
14. Jul 19, 2007 At the Salt Mine in Praid (Praid)  (* 12)
15. Jul 20, 2007 Last station: Sovata and the Bear Lake (Sovata)  (* 4)

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The XIX century is marked by the execution of Tudor Vladimirescu, the leader of the 1821 revolution, the beginning of “The Literary Society’s” activity as a wide program of promoting the Romanian culture, the establishment of the first rural schools with a period of study of four years and the 1848 revolution. For the first years of the First World War Romania remained neutral but in August 1916 declares war to Austro-Hungary. From October 1916 the entire county fell under Austro-Hungarian and German occupation, this lasted until November 1918. The 1 December 1918 Great Unity between the Romanian principalities brought a lot... Read more »

 
 
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