Halloween special – staking out the castle of Dracula

“The ruins of Poienari Castle sit high on a mountain peak with a seemingly never-ending vista looking out over deep gorges, charcoal-gray cliffs and mountain streams. It’s a natural paradise, but we did not make the trip to this castle just for the awesome view. Visitors come for its connection to history’s most famous vampire, Dracula.
Poienari Castle is not on the main tourist route. In fact, it’s pretty hard to get there. Public transportation is infrequent, and the big tourist town in the region, Brasov, is hours away.
The signs warn it is 1480 concrete steps straight up. I can’t imagine an army hoping to take the castle. It’s hard enough taking the modern stairs.”

Read the rest of CNN Aaron Cooper’s travel report here.

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