I’m Spending Halloween at Dracula’s Castle

by Anthony Losanno
Bran Castle

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A fee month’s ago, I wrote about my plans for this Halloween. I’ll be in Bran, Romania this coming Saturday for a Halloween party at none other than Bran Castle (the famous locale spawned the original vampire legend of Count Dracula).


Bran Castle is often referred to as Dracula’s Castle. The historic fortress sits on the border between the regions of Transylvania and Wallachia. This time of year, the area goes into Halloween overdrive and becomes an even more popular tourist destination with the area decked out for the spooky holiday. The castle’s connection to the real-life Vlad the Impaler, a 15th-century Romanian ruler, is tenuous at best, but its eerie, Gothic appearance and the surrounding picturesque landscape make it a captivating place to explore during spooky season.

I’ll share more about my costume and the experience as it happens as well as the flights on KLM, Austrian, and Lufthansa along the way. We’ll be staying at several Marriott and Hyatt properties, as well. I’ll review everything as we trek through Europe.

Anthony’s Take: Halloween is my favorite holiday. I’m excited to check out Romania and this party. This trip would cost over $20,000 if I paid for it all in cash. Business Class flights, suites, and more will end up costing me about 10% of this cost since I’m redeeming miles and points for a lot of it.

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Chris October 24, 2023 - 12:12 pm

Excellent travel location tastes! Love the Transylvania region and most of the rest of Romania. You can find Dracula kitsch nearly everywhere in Romania, but it’s all truly gloriously Dracula kitschy when it comes to Sighisoara and of course ground zero Bran Castle. lol. Love it. Never been there this time of year, but I imagine it should make for a pretty spectacular Halloween. Would love to have a few “well I spent Halloween in Transylvania” stories to tell. This is what miles and points makes possible for us no-money-to-burn people. Have fun!

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Anthony Losanno October 24, 2023 - 12:38 pm

Thanks! I’m excited for all of the kitsch. I’ll be reporting back on all aspects.


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