What more fitting than a visit to Dracula’s castle in Transylvania just before Halloween?. Have you planned your Halloween Party already? Why not do something special this year, something like …. meeting Count Dracula himself in his homeland?
If you did not make plans for the occasion yet, you still have time to plan for a visit to the most famous creepy castle, the Dracula Castle in Transylvania, one of Romania’s top tourist attractions, with more than 630,000 visitors a year.
Vlad Tepes’s story remains covered in mystery and legend, and truth is that no one to this day really knows where the legend ends and history begins.
Known for his intolerance and cruelty, Vlad was at the same time highly respected by his subjects, mainly for his successful campaigning against the Turks.
The connection between the Bran Castle (known as Dracula’s castle) and Vlad Tepes is rather thin. All we know is that in the fifteenth century, Vlad Tepes aka Dracula was appointed to defend this passage to Transylvania. There are no mentions wahtsoever that Tepes would have lived even for a short while at Bran.