Bran Castle

In the Footsteps of Vlad the Impaler – Bran’s Castle

Bran. If you have ever been to Romania, you must have heard about this place... Or maybe you have even been there. With its more than half a million visitors every year, Bran's castle - also known as Dracula's castle - is one of Romania's most popular touristic destinations. But did Vlad the Impaler really …

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Targoviste Princely Courtyard

In the Footsteps of Vlad the Impaler – Târgoviste

If the name Târgoviste sounds familiar, it's probably because this town played an important role in recent history. This is the location of the trial and execution of Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu (25 December 1989). Don't bother looking for the exact place; it still exists but it's closed off for the general public. Let's return …

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Sighisoara

In the Footsteps of Vlad the Impaler – Sighisoara

Welcome to a very special series about Vlad the Impaler (also known as Vlad III and Vlad Tepes), one of Romania's greatest rulers and until this day, a national hero. Moreover, he served as the inspiration for one of literature's most (in)famous characters, namely Dracula. We will guide you to the most important locations in …

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