Enjoy A Brief History Lesson On Vlad Tepes III (AKA Dracula) In This Photo Album


A very cool image gallery has come to attention that “walks” people through Sighișoara, Romania, which is located in the historic region of Transylvania and is considered to be the birthplace of Vlad Tepes III, who was the inspiration for Count Dracula. The gallery shows beautiful photos of this antiquated town, which is one of the few fortified Eastern European towns that is still inhabited.

The gallery can be seen below, courtesy of Reddit user mega002M.


  • Weresmurf

    Interesting fact: its never even alluded to once in Dracula that the Count is Vlad Tepes.

    • Chandler Of-Adelaide

      Except that Vlad’s last name was Dracula, they both had a long moustache and were similar in overall description, they both hailed from the same overall region (yes, Wallachia is not Transylvania, but they were neighbours), and there’s this line from the novel; “He must, indeed, have been that Voivode Dracula who won his name against the Turk, over the great river on the very frontier of Turkey-land” and more…but apart from that, it’s never alluded to that Dracula is Vlad…

      • Weresmurf

        Holy crap I really wrote that incorrectly didn’t I. My apologies! I meant to originally say it wasn’t confirmed, (yes it’s definitely ALLUDED to, not confirmed but definitely alluded to, I really should watch what I write. I wrote the wrong word.) *facepalms self* Doh! Thanks for the correction :)

  • Richter Belmont

    Beautiful! It looks like the set of a German Expressionist film come to technicolour life.

  • Darkness69

    Visited Romania back in 2008 specifically for the purpose of seeing all the cities and forts that had a connection with Vlad Tepes (it was a special Dracula tour). Sighișoara is breathtakingly beautiful! There’s also a very nice torture chamber worth visiting, and the house where he was supposedly born now serves as a restaurant (they have some Dracula cocktails too). I also got water poisoned at the Snagov monastery and spent my time in Bucharest barfing around. Fun times!