The Taking of BrasovIn 1459 AD, Vlad Dracula began a campaign of terror which would write his name forever in the annals of infamous history! Vlad organised his troops at Bran Castle and marched into Transylvania where the foreign Saxon merchants were plotting his downfall in the city of Brasov (pictured left).
At that time this was Transylvania's richest and also its most well defended town with walls up to 14 feet thick and bastians spaced out along its length some of which still survive today.
The Saxons clearly believed that they were safe behind these impressive fortifications but they had reckoned without Vlad's cunning. Because Vlad had grown up in a Saxon town, he understood their defences and knew that a full frontal assault would be ineffective.