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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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Bran CastleVisitors can also enjoy a good swim in one of the four indoor and three outdoor public pools. Some of the indoor pools are part of larger spa complexes offering numerous additional services to their clients. In winter people can spend a great time on one of the three outdoor skating rinks, very appreciated by both adults and children.Brasov, Sights – Culture and Arts Nowadays cultural life in Brasov is based on a strong tradition lasting for centuries where the German cultural spirit used to dominate. The city’s population formed then by Germans, Romanians, Hungarians and Jews created an intercultural atmosphere where different... Read more »

 
 
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Recent reviews for Bran

The best restaurants in Oradea - Apr 30, 2009, by erato
Oradea's medieval restaurant ‘Leonesse’, the first specifically medieval restaurant in Oradeaoffers a totally new alternative for gourmets and for those who are looking for a way to remark a special event. The two knights at the... Read more »

Walk trip and hiking at Vadu Crisului, Romania - Jun 27, 2009, by angel
After coming out of the cave we took to the left and walked about 3 minutes to the waterfall. If you choose to come here you have to be a bit 'blind' - the way to the waterfall is full of garbage and broken glass. But if you don't look at... Read more »

Museum of Folk Civilization in Sibiu - Apr 28, 2009, by erato
Sibiu – ASTRA Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization – How to get there? The city of Sibiu is the capital of Sibiu County situated in north to the Southern-Carpathians, in the heart of Romania. The Museum of Traditional Folk... Read more »

The baths of Tusnad and the St. Anna Lake - Aug 9, 2007, by szbogi
The previous day when we departed from Brasov, we wanted to find a motel somewhere not so far, but there were no motels in the villages near the city. Finally we decided to drive to Tusnad (the city near the lake) and sleep there. Tusnad is... Read more »

Excursion at the Bicaz Canyon (Cheile Bicazului) - Aug 13, 2007, by szbogi
We arrived quite soon to the Bicaz Canyon (in Hungarian is Bekas szoros). I think this place is unique in Romania. The road cuts through the mountains and it's just wide enough for two lanes. Near the road there was a stream, where you... Read more »

 
 

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