Dracula at Bran Castle, Bran – Romania

Dracula souvenirs at Bran Castle, Bran - Romania
[Dracula souvenirs at Bran Castle, Bran - Romania]

I was forewarned that Bran Castle is not the romantic gothic masterpiece that Bram Stoker’s Dracula would have you imagine. Even so it felt wrong to be in this part of Transylvania and not go. I have to see these things for myself.

The castle is a modest affair compared to most castles I have visited in Europe, and the white washed interior walls make it feel more like a Spanish holiday villa. If it wasn’t for Vlad the Impaler it would be just another old mansion that you see scattered around Europe.

Still, if you are in Brasov (one of the more agreeable cities in Eastern Europe), then it is worth making a day trip here and to the nearby Rasnov Citadel.

Travel Photos: Bran Photo Gallery





Comments

  1. Did you buy one?

    • I was tempted but I learnt long ago that crockery and I do not travel well together…it always ends in tears with a broken cup in my backpack. I do love that Dracula one with the fangs.

  2. Did you buy one?

    • I was tempted but I learnt long ago that crockery and I do not travel well together…it always ends in tears with a broken cup in my backpack. I do love that Dracula one with the fangs.

  3. The kitschier the better :)

  4. I have always wanted to go to Bran! Any other geeks happen to love Transylvania 6 5000?

  5. I have always wanted to go to Bran! Any other geeks happen to love Transylvania 6 5000?

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