The castle of Bran. It belonged to Vlad Tepes, the Wallachian ruler, who inspired the stories about Dracula. During his reign, he fought bloody battles against the Ottomans and punished those who opposed him severly. He often impaled his enemies to demoralise them and scare them away from his land. His struggles were successful against the Ottomans, who had to give up conquering Wallachia. Instead of which, the sultan decided to simply start supporting Vlad's younger brother, Radu. Radu, with the help of the Ottomans, managed to chase away Vlad, who escaped to Transylvania, where the Hungarian king, Mathias Hunyadi, imprisoned him, because of some rumor. During your trip in Transylvania, Romania, you decided to check out his castle in Bran. Have fun!
July 9, 2015