Bran Castle, Transilvania, Romania, Romania
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Romania Bran Castle, Transilvania, Romania

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Bran Castle, often referred to as "Dracula's Castle," is a historic fortress located near Bran in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. While not directly associated with the fictional character Dracula from Bram Stoker's novel, the castle's dramatic architecture and its connection to Vlad the Impaler, a medieval ruler who inspired aspects of the Dracula legend, have contributed to its popular vampire lore. Constructed in the 14th century, the castle has served various purposes throughout its history, including a royal residence and a defense fortress against invading forces. Today, Bran Castle is a museum that offers insights into the history, art, and legends associated with the region, drawing visitors from around the world.

Photography Tips

I took this image with a Sony A7III and a Sony SEL 100-400mm /4.5-5.6 G-Master + SEL 14 TC, from 4 km away.

Travel Information

The place is easily accessible by any offroad car, maybe also with a standard car, but it can be very muddy after rain. Beware of bears as well, as there are many in this area.
Spot Type Outdoor
Crowd Factor Nearly no other people
Best Timing All timings are equally good
Sunrise & Sunset 05:44 - 21:04 | current local time: 23:04
Photo Themes Castle Historic building medieval Medieval Castle
Locations Transilvania Bran

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