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Great food, great atmosphere
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... Dracula, who was supposed to have murdered hundreds of young women in the 16th century. Regardless of the link, it was a great castle to visit and it showed the kids how vastly different castles can be, especially since they had seen luxurious Peles Castle the day before.
After leaving Bran, we made our way to a town near the Romanian-Hungarian border named Cluj-Napoca. This was merely a stopping point in order to get closer to Budapest ...
... most dramatic part of this trip to Dracula country. We bought tickets from Istanbul to Bucharest, Romania for our Orient express rail adventure. This couldn't have been further from reality. The journey started as a 10.00pm bus from Istanbul. At about 1.30 we arrived somewhere, we didn't know where. Everyone put off the bus and into a run down railway waiting room, we wait, wondering and waiting . . . . is this where we finally get on a ...
... and tone.
The carved wooden altar is a masterpiece and makes even the unfaithful want to sit in the front pew to digest it all.
The pipe organ is immense and has sent up little enclaves of pipes all over the church. I’m looking forward to hearing it in action. There’s apparently only one family in town that can play this monster.
The church was built to fit 5,000 people even though at the time there ...
... Impaler didn't actually live in Transylvania. So for all the tourists who flock to Bran Castle every year for its Dracula connection, I hate to break it to them, but they're in the wrong place. Not that I think anyone really cares, and to be fair, Bran Castle does look like a spooky Dracula castle. But that's only from the outside. Inside, it's just another nice-looking Saxon castle with a token dead bear flattened on the carpet. Also, once inside, they have a tiny museum ...
... increased and the Dracula junk (as described in our Brasov map) was abundantly available. Hmmm. so we neatly side stepped the shops, and paid our entry to the Castle.
Bran Castle was very plainly decorated and full of the actual history of the castle (makes sense), including a bio of a Romanian princess who in the course of her life, started the Womens Christian Association in Romania, got a degree, married and divorced twice, lived in America where she wrote a ...