March 13, 2011
Bran Castle and the Teutonic Knights
Later, this wooden fortification would become a citadel. There is documented writings from the time of Louis I of Hungary that mentions this Castle. It was later constructed in the form it one finds it now.
The key to its building was the Teutonic Knights, and then later the Saxons, however, later would become a royal residence of the Romanian Royal Family. There are more links to these Knights (such as Alba Iulia and other southern cities) in the general area, before their expulsion to Prussia in 1226.
It was there that the formation of Brasov would happen and this would lead to a growth in population later on.
Still there are more links to the Teutonic Knights than there are to Dracula. There are even more links to Queen Marie than to Dracula, but most Westerners associate this castle with "count Dracula"