Before the making of many of the vampire movies that shook viewers back in the 30s and 40s, there were already many legends about vampires in our culture. Writers like Anne Rice and Stephen King have been in charge of keeping these beings that walk among us alive. In fact, today, there are different vacation packages that allow tourists to visit different and mysterious places where they can search for the legendary vampires.
For the most devoted of the subject, the essential place is the area of Romania known as Transylvania . This was the home of Vlad the Impaler, the historical inspiration for Dracula. Simion Alba, Director of the National Tourism Office of Romania in North America explained long ago that taking a trip to the area is the best way to get to know Romania, yes, always through the eyes of the Count.
Most tours include historical sites such as Sighisoara (Dracula’s hometown). This is considered the best preserved medieval fortress in Europe. Another place that you should not miss is the island of Snagov, where the vampire’s tomb is supposedly, and which can only be accessed by boat. The Count Dracula Club in Bucharest always organizes the best vampire parties in the place.
As for the best time to go to Romania, experts assure that it is in autumn. Enjoying Halloween night in these places becomes an unforgettable nightmare for many fans.