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  • 1.Tableof contents
    • Transylvania
  • History
  • Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  • About the castle
  • Opera - [ YouTube- The myth of Dracula's castle]

2. Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind Seneca 3. Transylvania 4. 5. Theoriginof the place-name

  • 1075 Medieval Latin document - ultra silvam ( on the other side of the woods )
  • The German name Siebenbrgen( seven fortresses )

6. Peles Castle 7. A historical region in the central part of Romania

  • Bounded on the east and south by the Carpathian mountain range

8. The city Hunedoara with the 14th century Hunyadi Castle 9. The medieval cities of Alba Iulia 10. Sighioara 11. The Wooden Churches 12. History

  • Ancient times - part of the Roman Empire
  • The 10th century - a province of the Kingdom of Hungary
  • At the end of the 17th century - under the control of the Habsburg Empire
  • After World War I, Transylvania joined Romania
  • In 1940 Northern Transylvania reverted to Hungary
  • It was given back to Romania after the end of World War II

13. Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) 14. Its situated near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of Braov 15. 16. History:

  • A stronghold built by the Knights of the Teutonic Order in 1212
  • 1370 the fortress was used against invading Turks
  • An important feudal fortress through out the middle ages (the defense against invasion)

17. 18. Glimpses into the past:

  • feudal art
  • weapons
  • statuary
  • furniture
  • hunting trophies
  • At the bottom of the hill is a small open air museum park exhibiting traditional Romanian peasant structures (cottages, barns, etc.) from across the country

19. 20. About the castle

  • It has four towers, the Powder House Tower is the oldest
  • In the 15th century the Observation Tower and the Eastern Tower were added
  • In 1622 the Gate Tower was added
  • In 1921, Queen Maria of Romania transformed this "fortress" into a Royal Residence.

21. 22. Thank you for attention