Real Transylvania is so Much More Than the Imagined Dracula

The history of Transylvania is best known for being the inspiration of vampires and the Count Dracula story. In the real world, it is a fascinating region filled with frozen-in-time feudal castles, fortified medieval churches, gorgeous parks, and cultural experiences.

Mention Transylvania, and eyes widen as people immediately delve into its relationship to blood-thirsty vampires. While there is a connection between Transylvania and Count Dracula, it is not what most people think. There is a real Transylvania filled with wonderful medieval sites and beautiful landscapes, and there is a make-believe Count Dracula.

Transylvania is not one city with a mys....