It’s Halloween time again and therefore it is the best time to have an opportunity for a small horror trip. The castle of Count Dracula which was once said he has lived; the model for Bram Stoker’s famous vampire novel Dracula. Bran Castle is one of Romania’s national monument and landmark in and one of its most popular visitor sites. The castle of Count Dracula is situated near Bran, in the immediate vicinity of Brasov, near the Romanian town of Kroonstad. Bram Stoker’s character, Dracula, is a Transylvanian Count with a castle located high in the fortress which is situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia with a flowing river below in the Principality of Transylvania. This character the most notorious character in English fiction is often confused with Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), a Walachia Prince. And Because Bran Castle is the only castle in all of Transylvania that actually fits Bram Stoker’s description of Dracula’s Castle; it is known throughout the world as Dracula’s Castle.
When, Transylvania became part of Greater Romania after 1918. On December 1st 1920, the castle was offered to Queen Maria of Romania by the citizens of Brașov Queen Maria, restored and arranged the castle to be used as a residence of the royal family. The 14th century castle which is complete with rich history and legends is now a museum open to tourists, who can view the inside alone or as part of a guided tour, displaying art and furniture collected by Queen Marie.