giugno 23rd, 2010 | Posted by dokk in Romania - (1 Comments)

In Brasov, also a previous Saxon colony, there is the narrowest street in Romania. Besides this curiosity, the city offers a pleasant square which can be reached by a pedestrian street populated by numerous cafes.

Nearby there is the “Biserica Neagra”, the Black Church, which owes its color to a fire.

After the city tour with a visit to the fortress situated on a bristling hill, the next day I go to Bran, famous for its castle.

It was built by the Teutonic Knights, but his fame is due to Bram Stoker, who settled here his famous novel.

But, surprise … The principe Vlad the Impaler (so called because of his nice attitude to impalement) didn`t ever owned this castle. Yes, it is a fake, like the vampires.

Cheers, attempting to hide my dog-teeth…

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E adesso un castello…

maggio 23rd, 2010 | Posted by dokk in Ungheria - (5 Comments)

Unfortunately in Sopron there are very extensive works, which don`t not allow you to enjoy what, according to many, is one of the most beautiful old towns in Hungary.
But even in this case is just my starting point for the goal that I set: Fertőd castle.
The hungarian Versailles, as it is called here, is the largest baroque castle in the country, surrounded by gardens, of french style, of course. Haydn spent ten years composing and organizing concerts here.
During the Second World War the building suffered severe damages and was looted, but it was later restored even in the interior.
Room in the castle of Fertod

And finally … who is the King?
the King

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