Untold Dracula Stories

Visit Hotel Transylvania 2 in real life

Welcome to Transylvania! Or should I say Hotel Transylvania 2? The cobblestoned pathways will take you into the heart of Romania, into a land of mystery, legends, people with inspiring stories, historic streets, picturesque villages, heart-stopping fortresses and castles. It will make you wonder what better travel destination than Romania, who matches magic with splendor? Hotel Transylvania 2 tries to give a ...

Vlad the Impaler the legend – a source of inspiration for novels

As we talked last week, today we will reveal information about Vlad the Impaler the legend and how he became an inspiration for novels. Vampires and werewolves, immortal counts and mysterious places are, apparently, some of the most long-lasting themes of Hollywood and the recent huge success of movies Twilight or Blade is just the top of the iceberg. There is a constant fascination with vampires that seems to ...

Vlad III the Vigilante, also known as Vlad III Dracula

As we said last week, today you'll find about Vlad III Dracula, the Vigilante and all about his image as a merciless warrior. You must know that Romanians remember him as a fair leader. Vlad III Dracula is usually described as a very cruel and violent man, enjoying killing and torturing his enemies. At least, this is his worldwide reputation and the connections with the bloody Count Dracula are just maintaining this ...

Vlad the Impaler of Wallachia and the battles against the Turks

As we said in the last episode, today you'll find out all about Vlad the Impaler of Wallachia's battles against the Turks and his fierce reputation. The fierce reputation of Vlad III grew each day and his high preference for impaling got him the famous name of the Impaler. This method had an enormous impact on peoples’ psychic as the victims did not die immediately. Surprisingly or not, impaling was quite an art as ...

Vlad III the Despot

We continue the story about Vlad III, from the last article, with a new side of him, Vlad III the Despot. Vlad III ruled in Walachia three times His first reign was in 1448 and lasted only six months because he didn’t had strong support from the nobility and was rapidly banished by the previous ruler, Vladislav II. Vlad had then only 17 years old. The second reign, however, it is the most important as it lasted the most, ...

The childhood and family life of Vlad the Impaler

As we said last week, the first article, from this marathon is about the childhood and life of Vlad the Impaler. It is almost impossible nowadays to imagine Romania without Vlad the Impaler. Surely, he is famous for being the source of inspiration for Count Dracula but, his life story is far more interesting. He was one of the most respected rulers of Walachia, a true defender of Christianity, a great warrior and a cruel ...

”Dracula untold” reveals the story of Vlad the Impaler

Romania’s history is back on the map with another story about Dracula. The newest movie, Dracula Untold, that will appear in theatres starting with 3rd October, brings spectacular screening and a newly adapted story. The movie tells the story about Vlad Țepeș and the events that named him ”the most famous vampire around the world”. The movie captures the turbulent family relationship with Mehmet Sultan ...

History of Dracula – Why Bram Stoker chose Transylvania

Noble, owner of a great castle located on top of a mountain surrounded by steep cliffs, Dracula turns out to actually be a vampire very feared by the inhabitants of the surrounding villages. Terrifying, blood lover with a dual nature, aware of his noble lineage, Count Dracula managed to enter the minds of many generations of readers, being a highly controversial character. But why the name Dracula? And why exactly ...