There are few such mysterious destinations filled with legends and gruesome stories such as Bran Castle, the alleged home of Dracula. When Bram Stoker wrote a book about it, he described a dark and mysterious castle where Dracula lived and Bran castle fitted these descriptions.
From that point on, we have believed that this fortress was actually Dracula’s castle. Despite the fact that Stoker wanted to avoid any link to real historical people, Vlad Tepes, Son of Dracul (Dragon), somehow fits the description. Vlad III was a Wallachian ruler who was famous for some sick tactics, and was nicknamed Vlad the Impaler. The Transylvanian count had a castle located high above a valley in Transylvania which corresponds to the descriptions in the book.
The Bran Castle remains a popular tourist destination today and people rush to see the place where the legendary Dracula lived. The legends of the Bran Castle have become so powerful over the years that it’s hard to tell the difference between a fact and a myth. These are heavily intertwined and continue to inspire new legends, movies, and books. That is why today, we bring you some interesting facts about the famous fortress that we associate with the ruthless count.