Romania’s Bran Castle better known as the home of the fictional Count Dracula is offering travelers their spookiest Halloween yet.
Ghosts, ghouls, vampires and ordinary folk can head to the castle in Transylvania on Saturday, for ‘the scariest Halloween party of all’ according to the castle’s Facebook page. Tickets for the Halloween Tour by Night event can be purchased online and start at about 100 lei (21 euros)
All creatures, from A to Zombies, get your invitations ready. Or popcorn, if you don’t make it. The Bran Castle Halloween party is about to begin, the castle wrote on Facebook.
Welcome everyone, already. Sure enough, we sense your presence. Most of you are in by now. We beg for a little more patience, before we open the gates for the scariest Halloween party of all …
Prior to the Halloween Tour by night, there’s a a day tour of the castle which is perched high on a rock between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Children under 7 will be allowed in for free.
Bran Castle was first built in the 14th century and is believed to be the inspiration for Irish author Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, „Dracula.”
However, the author himself never visited Romania or the property, the castle says.
During Covid-19 pandemic, the castle also served as a vaccination center and handed out a „diploma” to those who received the shot, certifying they were jabbed at Bran Castle.
Halloween which us celebrated on October 31 is a commercial version of the celebration of All Saints’ Day on Nov. 2 which marks loved ones who have passed.