Shadows of a thousand years fell across the Transylvanian landscape as my horse-drawn carriage rounded the bend of the twisting, tree-lined road that had been carved with exacting precision through these Carpathian Mountains. Swooping bats came out to dance, signaling nighttime was near. As the October winds whipped my hair in all directions, I brushed it back with my fingers, allowing a first glance of the home of the most chilling tale of the nineteenth century. “I don’t believe in ghosts,” I whispered to myself. “I don’t, I don’t.” Except I do. 🌚
Welcome to Bran Castle.
57: Number of rooms in Bran Castle — not including a secret passageway that leads to its watchtower.
$135,000,000: Amount in U.S. dollars