Surrounded by an aura of mystery and legend and perched high atop a 200-foot-high rock, Bran Castle owes
its fame to its imposing towers and turrets as well as to the myth created around Bram Stocker’s Dracula.
Although Stoker never visited Transylvania, the Irish author relied on research and his vivid imagination to create
the dark and intimidating stomping ground of Count Dracula, leading to persistent myths that it was once the home
of Vlad Tepes, ruler of Walachia. While the association with Dracula is sketchy at best, the castle continues to hold a
strong attraction for all fans of the Count. »»»
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