Transylvania, like many other parts of Eastern Europe, preserves its specific characteristics of wild and unspoiled lands, marked by fascinating landscapes that at the same time fill those who admire them with awe. Those landscapes are dear and familiar to the enthusiasts of literature and/or movies focusing on the Prince of Wallachia. Below, a useful itinerary can be found for those who are planning to take a trip to those magnificent regions and visit the places where Vlad III lived five centuries ago.
- To the mountains of Birgau to see Dracula’s Castle.
- To Bistrita at the Golden Crown hotel (Hotel Coroana De Aur) to follow the path of the character created by Bram Stoker.
- To Sighisoara to visit the medieval fortress and the childhood home of Dracula. You can even have dinner in the house itself. Not far away is the place where the gallows and stakes were erected to punish criminals.
- To Bran Castle (Dracula’s resting place), dating back to the 14th century, and the ruins of the fortress of Poienari (reconstructed by Dracula).
- To Tirgoviste, the capital during the reign of Dracula, to visit the ruins of the Royal Palace and the Chindia Tower.
- Near Bucharest to visit the Snagov Monastery, the alleged burial site of Vlad Ţepeş.
- To Bucharest to visit the ruins of Dracula’s Palace (the Old Princely Court).