Protective Mother Bear Cuts Off Access to Dracula’s Castle – uInterview

Romanian authorities have closed a 13th-century fortress connected to Vlad the Impaler after a mother bear and her cubs were found roaming in the area.

Romanian authorities have declared Poenari castle off limits after visitors climbing the 1,480 steps up to the ruins had close encounters with the animal and her three cubs.

The citadel was repaired by 15th-century Romanian prince Vlad the Impaler, who inspired Bram Stoker’s 1897 gothic novel Dracula. Bran Castle, also associa… (View original article)