The final leg in our Romania journey.
In order for us to get to Bran we needed to catch a bus from the Autogara 2 in Brasov. The Autogara was easy enough to find and the signs were reasonably understandable. We were lucky because of the time of year there was a large group of costumed individuals waiting for the Bran bus acting as a beacon for us and re-confirming which bus we needed to get on.
There is not a ticketing counter for the buses in Brasov, the drivers instead accept payment on the bus so make sure you have some cash on hand. Our tickets were 10 a person for the one hour ride from Brasov to Bran. If you are lucky you will get a bus with some personality like ours.
Our gateway to Bran.
I know that makes Brasov sound kind of like a drug but the city truly is enchanting; so full of history and charm while also being one of the largest transportation hubs in Romania. It is considered the 7th most populated city in the country with over 250,000 people calling it home. Founded in 1234 Brasov is an eclectic mix of design throughout the ages.
Welcome to the birthplace of Dracula.
Who could believe that such a beautiful medevial city in the heart of Romania would be the birthplace of a man that is rumored to have inspired the vampire legacy. Strolling along the cobblestone streets admiring the colorful houses one would never believe that such a man could have started his life here. However, Sighișoara has more to offer than just a peek at where Vlad the Impaler was born; the historical landmarks within the walled city of Sighișoara are enough on their own to fill a whole day.