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Bran Castle is one of the most important architectural monuments in Romania. Situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia, not far from Brasov, the castle was built by the Teutonic knights 600 years ago.
An important feudal fortress during the Middle Ages, Bran Castle had as main purpose the defence against the invaders. At the same time it was the place from where inland and outland commercial traffic was kept under control.
After 1920, the Castle was donated to Queen Maria of Romania by the Council House of Brasov. Afterwards the Castle was restored and suited to the specifications of Queen Maria, becoming the residence of the Royal House.
Converted into a museum and opened to the public 40 years ago, the fortress offers the visitors images of the past.

This is a desaturated photo of the castle’s walls from the courtyard. You have a color view of the same splendid courtyard in the WS.

At the bottom of the castle’s hill there is a small park, with examples of traditional Romanian peasant structures (cottages, barns etc.) from across the country. The most impressive thing there is the pure simple beauty. A small example of an interior in the second WS.

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