Visit "Transylvania" - Land of Dracula
Documentary Published October 9, 2015 20 Plays
Bram Stoker's gothic novel Dracula begins with solicitor Jonathan Harker travelling through Europe to visit a mysterious count at his castle in Transylvania to discuss his purchase of a series of properties in and around London. Harker's travels in Transylvania starts at the Golden Crown Hotel in Bistritz from where he travels through the Carpathian mountains, up the Borgo Pass to arrive at Castle Dracula in the dead of night. Surprisingly, these locations actually exist. Transylvania is a very real place; a province within the modern country of Romania. This short film visits Bistritz (Bistrita) and faithfully re-traces Harker's journey up the Borgo Pass to the castle.