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TravelPod Member ReviewsAmbient Pension Brasov
Great location 10 min walk from main drag, very helpful staff on front desk - massive room, king size bed, about 100 channels. Couldn't ask for more
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I hop the overnight shuttle back into Romania arriving in Brasov in the wee hours of the morning. After a quick shower and a bite to eat I'm off in search of Dracula.
Bran castle – the fictional home of Dracula built on a rocky hill standing imposing over the valley below was the summer home of the prior royal family. It is said that Vlad- the inspiration for Dracula probably only ever visited this castle a few times in his life but it will forever be ...
Anyone who knows me knows I have a thing for vampires. I even plan to read the Twilight series at some point just to see what the fuss is about. That's why I was keen today to go see Bran Castle, otherwise known as Dracula's Castle. I even made it there and back, along with my travel companions, without any public transport mishaps.
The castle was built in the 14th century, but was decked out in 19th century style. It didn't look that ...
... the details and paintings were even more spectacular. In the little courtyard where the ticket booth is located are murals of jesters adding great colour all around us. The construction of this castle began in 1870s and continued for 40 years. It is the first castle in the world to have locally produced electricity. It also was built with central heating, central vacuum, and an electronic elevator. This castle was lived in by the Royal Family in the 19th and 20th ...
... doesn't stop them from advertising and drawing in more tourists to "Dracula's" castle. We weren't very far into the self-led tour when we came across some of the best sites: people donning the plastic capes we had seen down below! There were at least a dozen people decked out in their vampire-best and a few as witches. Although we thought it might be a regular occurrence given the castle's reputation, Chubba was flummoxed and said he had never seen it before-- so ...
... be the old tram that once took you to the top of the mountain. The steps were worn away and overgrown. I started to descend the stairs when a family of germans came up and went around to the other side of the building. The tram was still in operation! 20 of us were packed into the tiny compartment for the 2 minute ascention up the side of the mountain.
Once the door closed, I immediately changed my mind about this packed sardine festival and had to do some discrete (I hope) ...