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Dive into the histories and mysteries of Dracula's Castle in Bucharest 

In this episode, we invite you to experience the history, myth and intrigue of Transylvania’s Bran Castle in Romania, which is widely considered to be the inspiration behind the home of Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's classic novel. Listen to our local guides explore the connection between the characterization of Stoker’s infamous Dracula and the atrocities committed by Vlad III, the 15th-century ruler of Wallachia. Visit the fortress of Sighisoara where Vlad was born, then journey to Bran Castle where it is believed he was once imprisoned. Finally, visit Snagov Monastery on a tiny island in a beautiful lake outside Bucharest—the alleged burial place of Vlad III, commonly known as Vlad the Impaler.

In this episode, we invite you to experience the history, myth and intrigue of Transylvania’s Bran Castle in Romania, which is widely considered to be the inspiration behind the home of Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's classic novel. Listen to our local guides explore the connection between the characterization of Stoker’s infamous Dracula and the atrocities committed by Vlad III, the 15th-century ruler of Wallachia. Visit the fortress of Sighisoara where Vlad was born, then journey to Bran Castle where it is believed he was once imprisoned. Finally, visit Snagov Monastery on a tiny island in a beautiful lake outside Bucharest—the alleged burial place of Vlad III, commonly known as Vlad the Impaler.

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