Dracula is one of the most known characters in the world, and Dracula novel is probably the most notorious story, and the most famous vampire novel.
Visiting the land of Dracula would be a dream come true for most people.
The ruler who inspired the creation of Count Dracula’s character was Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), Prince of Wallachia, one of history’s most cruel figures. The Romanian prince was behind immeasurable acts of horrifying cruelty and brutality. His favorite method of torture was to impalement.
According to people, it seems that his folks forced the victims to sit on very sharp and thick sticks. When the sticks were elevated straight, the enemies were slowly slide down according to their own weight. It took approximately three days to die and relieve the horrible pain.
Online you can find plenty of information about Dracula, but visiting his land is something special; is a totally different experience.
The prince of Wallachia was born in Sighisoara, and he resided all his adult life in Wallachia, except for ages of detention at Pest and Visegrad (in Hungary). He was the ruler of Walachia at different times from 1456-1462.
A “Dracula Tour” is a countless travel journey which takes you to Eastern Europe’s most notorious land, Transylvania. This journey to Vlad the Impaler’s land is both amusing and educational, revealing and merging the history, the legends and the myths. Travel to Transylvania to hear the truth, be ready to be charmed by the legends told by the locals, and transferred from one generation to another.
Though Bram Stoker never traveled to Romania, he crowded his book with explanations of several real places that you can still see nowadays in Romania.
They include the city of Sighisoara, the most significant historical places linked with Vlad the Impaler, such as the 14th century town of Sighisoara, where all travellers can visit the house in which Vlad was born, which is now hosting a soothing restaurant “Casa Vlad Dracul”.
Other Dracula locations contain the Poenari Fortress, ruins deliberated to be the genuine Dracula’s Castle;
The Bran Castle, known as Dracula’s Castle, one of the most important castles in Europe;
Dracula’s Castle in Borgo Pass, a hotel built in harmony with Bram Stoker’s imagination on the edge among Transylvania, Moldavia and Bucovina, in a spectacular natural scenery. Curving roads, dense forests and charming Transylvanian villages.
Don’t forget to visit Dracula’s coffin placed in the basement of the Castle.
Snagov Monastery another place to visit where on a small island inside the forest is the real grave of Vlad Tepes, close to Bucharest city.
I recommend everyone to visit Romania and be ready to spend a Dracula Weekend in Transylvania , the land of myths and legends.