Bran lies in a mountain pass. The castle was not built by Dracula, as many think, but was built by Saxons to defend the pass from the Turks. The castle stands on top of a 60m peak. The entrance is up a very narrow stone stairway--very dramatic! Inside is a maze of narrow passageways, and it even has a hidden staircase. The rooms are decorated with ornately carved furniture. The views are beautiful!
There is a very touristy market down in the village where you can buy almost anything to do with blood and gore. Not being exactly what I had in mind, I settled for vampire wine and vodka!