The Intriguing Dracula Castle in Transylvania


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Bran Castle, nicknamed “Dracula’s Castle,” located near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of Brasov, Romania is not for sale. Recently UK tabloid The Telegraph ran five paragraphs telling people they could get a stake in Dracula’s Castle, but Romanian press says it is an undying rumor. Bran Castle in Romania represents a very important part of the country’s history, the construction of Bran Castle was completed in 1388 and served the role of a fortress between the borders of Transylvania and Wallachia, and was used in an attempt to stop the Ottoman Empire’s expansion.

“Because Bran Castle is the only castle in all of Transylvania that actually fits Bram Stoker’s description of Dracula’s Castle, it is known throughout the world as Dracula’s Castle. Visitors to Bran Castle should make the distinction between the historic reality of Bran and the character of the Count in Bram Stoker’s novel,” the Bran Castle website states. “Dracula exists in the imagination.”

The current owners are Archduke Dominic and his sisters Archduchess Maria Magdalena and Archduchess Elisabeth who regained the property from the state in 2009 after a long court case. The castle is now a museum open to tourists, displaying art and furniture collected by Queen Marie. For more images and info about the castle visit bran-castle.com

The Main Entrance
The Main Entrance

Main Entrance, view from inner courtyard
Main Entrance, view from inner courtyard
View from the Inner Coridor
View from the Inner Coridor
The Kitchen
The Kitchen
The Wishing Well
The Wishing Well
The castellans’ room
The castellans’ room


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