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Sunday, March 04, 2007

Romania Day 2: Harman, Rasnov, Bran Castle (aka Dracula Castle)

A hearty breakfast at The Country Hotel before we set offFortified Church in Harman
Inside the Fortified Church During times of conflicts the villagers will move in Rasnov - Fortress on the Hill Inside Rasnov Rasnov - View from the Top

Bran Castle, contrary to common belief. This is not the real Dracula castle. That is the product of Bram Stroker's ficition, which was modeled after this castle. In the novel, Dracula was modeled after Vlad Tepes - a prince, who defended his land but displayed no mercy to any of his enemies. Vlad Tepes actually never stayed in Bran Castle before.

Vlad Tepes (Dracula)

Bran Castle (Dracula Castle)Bran Catle - The InsideBran Castle - Interior Courtyard Bran Castle - One of the bedrooms Lots of Souvenir Shops outside of Bran Castle

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