Destination Of My Dream

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Destination Of My Dream

  1. 1. Table of contents <ul><li> Transylvania </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) </li></ul><ul><li>About the castle </li></ul><ul><li>Opera - [ YouTube - The myth of Dracula's castle] </li></ul>
  2. 2. «Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind» Seneca
  3. 3. Transylvania
  4. 5. The origin of the place-name <ul><li>1075 Medieval Latin document - ultra silvam ( « on the other side of the woods » ) </li></ul><ul><li>The German name Siebenbürgen (« seven fortresses ») </li></ul>
  5. 6. Peles Castle
  6. 7. A historical region in the central part of Romania <ul><li>Bounded on the east and south by the Carpathian mountain range </li></ul>
  7. 8. The city Hunedoara with the 14th century Hunyadi Castle
  8. 9. The medieval cities of Alba Iulia
  9. 10. Sighişoara
  10. 11. The Wooden Churches
  11. 12. History <ul><li>Ancient times - part of the Roman Empire </li></ul><ul><li>The 10th century - a province of the Kingdom of Hungary </li></ul><ul><li>At the end of the 17th century - under the control of the Habsburg Empire </li></ul><ul><li>After World War I, Transylvania joined Romania </li></ul><ul><li>In 1940 Northern Transylvania reverted to Hungary </li></ul><ul><li>It was given back to Romania after the end of World War II </li></ul>
  12. 13. Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
  13. 14. It’s situated near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of Braşov
  14. 16. History: <ul><li>A stronghold built by the Knights of the Teutonic Order in 1212 </li></ul><ul><li>1370 the fortress was used against invading Turks </li></ul><ul><li>An important feudal fortress through out the middle ages (the defense against invasion) </li></ul>
  15. 18. Glimpses into the past: <ul><li>feudal art </li></ul><ul><li>weapons </li></ul><ul><li>statuary </li></ul><ul><li>furniture </li></ul><ul><li>hunting trophies </li></ul><ul><li>At the bottom of the hill is a small open air museum park exhibiting traditional Romanian peasant structures (cottages, barns, etc.) from across the country </li></ul>
  16. 20. About the castle <ul><li>It has four towers, the Powder House Tower is the oldest </li></ul><ul><li>In the 15th century the Observation Tower and the Eastern Tower were added </li></ul><ul><li>In 1622 the Gate Tower was added </li></ul><ul><li>In 1921, Queen Maria of Romania transformed this &quot;fortress&quot; into a Royal Residence. </li></ul>
  17. 22. Thank you for attention

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