Bran Castle, Romania
Flying to or from Budapest on a river cruise vacation? While you are in Hungary, you should consider staying a few days to explore nearby Romania as well. Though a bit far away for a day trip (even two), you might wish to consider visiting Bran Castle tucked away on the Transylvania border near the city of Brasov. It is now a privately held castle and a museum, open to the public : www.bran-castle.com.
Some interesting facts about the castle:
- Bran Castle has little real association either with Vlad III , Bram Stoker, or the legend of Count Dracula. For some reason , it was one of several castles in Transylvania that became linked to the story. Hunyad Castle is another, and is it is far creepier in the author’s opinion.