Romania’s Dracula: Where the Bloody Legend Began
Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia. To his enemies he was known as one thing: Vlad the Impaler. See where the 15th-century tyrant and later inspiration of Bram Stoker’s Dracula left his bloody footprint.Filed under:
Brasov, Home to Dracula’s Castle
The medieval fortress, about 100 miles from Bucharest, was invaded by Vlad back in the day. Perched atop a 200-foot-tall rock, overlooking the village of Bran, Bran Castle yields panoramic views of the village below.
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