4-Xtremes – Part 31: Guests of Count Dracula

Series: 4-Xtremes – The World Tour

On a spooky trail.

You can’t travel through Romania without going to see Count Dracula! That’s an unwritten rule that the Kammermanns were only too happy to obey.

In the Transylvanian forest: Andrea and Mike did not often experience the region in the centre of Romania as secluded, but here they did.


We told you about all types of ruins in Romania in our last report – and this latest stage was also all about castles and fortresses. The country has so much to offer that you could spend weeks there. And one thing is for sure: if you go to Romania you just have to visit “Dracula’s Castle”!

Or to be more precise: Bran Castle – Castelul Bran – in the central region of Transylvania. It makes no difference whether the legendary Count Vlad III. Drăculea saw the inside of this castle in the fifteenth century, or not, as it is reputed. Because the castle that shows itself with all its turrets, alcoves and cloisters is so spectacular that the spooky feeling comes automatically.


In spite of a long waiting time: Bran Castle is an experience.

However, a lot of other people know this, so we ended up waiting in a queue for a long time – although we had set off up to the castle very early in the morning.

So the scariness was postponed for a while. But when we finally entered, the mystic castle turned out to be a real experience from the inside, thanks to the trappings in a number of rooms.


Whether it’s “Dracula’s Castle” in Transylvania …
Whether it’s “Dracula’s Castle” in Transylvania …
… or Neamț fortress and monastery: Romania has so much to offer.
… or Neamț fortress and monastery: Romania has so much to offer.
And thanks to the pit stop, the Kammermanns and their Axor are now ready for the next adventures.
And thanks to the pit stop, the Kammermanns and their Axor are now ready for the next adventures.

Râșnov fortress, very close to “Dracula’s Castle”, is also worth a visit. Eventually all the hustle and bustle of the Transylvanian city of Brașov and its surroundings became too much for us, so we set off in our Axor and headed north-east. There the country flattens out, agriculture is dominant, and we found it difficult to find nice places to stop for the night.

Historic sites and brand new tyres.

However, what we had no problem finding were historic sites. We particularly liked Neamț Monastery with its enchanting paintings outside and in. In the town of Suceava, which is only a stone’s throw away from Ukraine and from Moldova, it was time for a pit stop: the Axor needed a new set of tyres, and it got them. So we’re ready for the next adventures.


4-Xtremes – The World Tour.

A one-of-a-kind journey.

For eleven months, Andrea and Mike Kammermann were on the “4‑Xtremes” tour with their Axor. Now they are on an even greater adventure. The pair from Switzerland will be on the road for three years and the RoadStars community will again be joining them on the trip! Always be up-to-date and don’t miss any of the breathtaking destinations that our adventurous couple are heading for.

You can find all the parts from the “4-Xtremes – The World Tour” series here.


Photos: 4-Xtremes

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