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Comuna Bran

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  • Day261

    Bran

    June 28, 2019 in Romania ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Bran Castle. Wir haben insgeheim mit einer ordentlichen Daracula-Vermarktung gerechnet, aber nichts Dergleichen. Die zauberhafte Burg präsentiert sich im Kontext seiner Geschichte und Bram Stoker wird nur am Rande erwähnt. Sehr gut!Read more

  • Day18

    Dracula unpacked

    June 3, 2019 in Romania ⋅ 🌧 18 °C

    After lunch we visited Bran Castle, aka Dracula's Castle. But how did it become so...
    Here's all the pieces to the puzzle....

    The castle is a medieval fortress built in 1382 in Bran Pass, a strategic location only metres from the border of Transylvania and Wallachia Provinces. Its main function was customs duty collecting and defending the border.

    Vlad Tepes III (Vlad the Impaler) was the King of Wallachia and famed for his favourite method of torturing his enemies by impaling them on greased poles, ensuring a prolonged death and a graphic display to any other invaders of their likely fate.

    Vlad's father (Vlad Tepes II) was admitted to the Order of the Dragon and was known as Vlad Dracul (dragon in Romanian), so his son became Vlad Dracula (son of Dracul).

    Vlad the Impaler only visited Bran Castle a handful of times with his father when he was young. The most time he spent there was 2 weeks... in the dungeon as a prisoner after he was captured by enemy forces.

    In Romanian mythology, the evil part of a dead person's soul (the Strigoi) doesn't leave the body until it is exhumed, and a wooden stake driven through the heart to release the spirit.

    Countess Elizabeth Bathory was a Hungarian noble woman, whose family ruled Transylvania for a time, who reputedly killed 650 young girls and bathed in their blood in an attempt to keep her skin young.

    Bram Stoker never visited Romania but took the bits he liked from all of the above, added a vampire and garlic, and Count Dracula was born ☺

    Stoker wrote that Dracula "inhabited a decaying castle in the Carpathian Mountains" - the Romanian tourism authorities in the 1970's thought Bran Castle fitted this description and encouraged the link in the pursuit of tourism dollars... which continue strongly to this day!
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  • Day8

    Bran und Sinaia

    July 4, 2018 in Romania ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Bernhard sein Vorschlag Schloss Bran,(das Schloss des Dracula) so früh wie möglich anzufahren, da im Laufe des Tages immer mehr Besucher kommen,hat sich bewahrheitet.
    Hier hatten wir den ersten Kontakt mit einer Griechischen Reisegruppe, sie waren echt Speziell.
    Von hier ging es weiter nach Sinaia da haben wir erst Fürstlich gespeist und dann das sehr schöne Schloss besichtigt,das beeinflusst von den Hohenzollern ist.
    Beim Kaffe am Schloss begegnen uns die Grichengruppe wieder. 🤔
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  • Day6

    Drakulas Schloss

    August 27, 2019 in Romania ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Schloßbesichtigung... 🤗

  • Day5

    Transfaragasan

    August 26, 2019 in Romania ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Schöne Tour leider bekamen wir ganz oben Starkregen und Hagel 😌 also konnten wir nicht viele Fotos machen.

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