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January-February 2007

Închiderea Sărbătorilor de Iarnă
Cultural Malediction
Braşovul ? primul oraş turistic
The first touring Destination of Romania
La première destination touristique de la Roumanie
La prima destinazione turistica di Romania
Braşovul în U.E.
Brasov in EU
Brasov dans l?UE
Brasov nell?UE
Dezvoltarea turistică a Braşovului
Brasov?s touring Development
Le développement touristique de Braşov
Lo sviluppo turistico di Brasov
Poiana Braşov ? o staţiune europeană
An European Resort
Une station européenne
Una stazione europea
Tursim de cinci stele la Braşov - Aro Palace
Five stars Tourism at Aro Palace
Tourisme de cinq étoiles chez Aro Palace
Turismo di cinque stelle ad Aro Palace
Obiceiul tăierii porcului
Purifying Ceremonies
Cérémonies de purification
Cerimonie purificatrici
Augustinul şi Peştera Urşilor
No Pollution Area
Une zone sans pollution
Una zona priva d?inquinamento
Investiţie spaniolă la Hărman
Teaching Hospital at Harman
Hôpital Universitaire à Harman
Hospital Universitario a Harman
Buneştiul ? o atracţie irezistibilă
History and Present at Bunesti
Histoire et présent à Bunesti
Storia e presente a Bunesti
Primul ghiocel la Codlea
The First Snowdrop at Codlea
Le Premier Perce-neige à Codea
Il Primo Bucaneve a Codlea
Predealul ? centrul turistic al ţării
A white health Resort
Une station de cure tout blanche
Una stazione di cura tutta bianca
Descendenţii regali vând Castelul ?Dracula?
The Bran Castle
Le Château Bran
Il Castello Bran
Şercaia, accesibilităţi
Cattle and flowers
Bubalines et fleurs
Bovini e fiori
Sânpetru neolitic
History and Churches
Histoire et églises
Storia e chiese
Cultura romilor din Tărlungeni
Being Gipsy and proud of it
Être gitan en toute fierté
Essere zingaro ed esserne fiero

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The Bran Castle



Within the territory of Bran commune there is an historical and architectural jewel. Bran Castel, known worldwide as the Dracula?s Castle, in the 630th year of its life, is today in the middle of a passionate dispute. Claimed and acquired by a descendent of the Royal Family of Romania, it became the must expensive castle in the world after its recent owner announced he wants to sell it for 60 million euros.
The myth of Dracula, born within the castle?s walls and responsible for the invasion of tourists, seems to have determined such a huge price.

Built by the Saxons

The mayor of Bran, Gheorghe Hermeneanu, keeps fighting since long ago to include the castle into the patrimony of the County Council Brasov or made it return into the
patrimony of the Ministry of Culture.
?The castle was built in 1377 by the Saxons of Brasov, ?by their own means?, according to the allowance given by King Louis I d?Anjou of Hungary. In spite of the dministrative readjustments, Bran still remains connected to Brasov. It was built and defended by the people of Tara Barsei, therefore the community that possessed it for centuries deserves to have it again?.

A Gift to Queen Mary

At the 1st December 1920, two years after the Great Gathering of Alba Iulia that celebrated the Great Union, the Royal House of Romania was given the castle by the community of Brasov. Across the years, Queen Mary invested the Crown money in several internal decorations, without affecting the austerity specific to a defence castle. She also setup a park and several pavilions. In 1948, Bran Castle was confiscated by the communist regime. It took almost 6 decades to the Royal Family to regain possession on it in 2006.

Austrian Credit

Fearing a real estate speculation, both the authorities of Bran and Brasov had recourse to the competence of a Spanish company, specialized in castles? administration. There are several versions regarding the way the castle will operate in the future. The president of the County Council Brasov, Aristotel Cancescu, showed the county?s availability to obtain a 2.7 million euros credit from an Austrian bank and to trade with the Ministry of Culture, so that the latter could become the owner, while the county council the administrator of the castle.


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