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LODGING Ho­tel Tran­sil­va­nia in Clu­jNapoca has dou­bles from 230 leu (50 eu­ros), www.hotel­tran­sil­va­ni­a­cluj.ro; Coroana de Aur in BistriÐa has dou­bles from 210 leu, www.hotel­coroanadeaur. ro; Ho­tel Cas­tel Drac­ula, Pi­a­tra Fân­tânele, dou­bles from 220 leu, www.hotel­castel­drac­ula.ro

DIN­ING Brasov: The Old Wine Cel­lar (Crama Veche) in BistriÐa serves lo­cal dishes such as chicken pa­prikash and Tran­syl­va­nian stuffed cab­bage; Casa Ro­maneasca in BraÐov also serves tra­di­tional dishes, mains 25-45 leu (5-10 eu­ros); Hunter Prince Cas­tle near Cluj-Napoca serves vampire-themed spe­cial­i­ties like “Drac­ula’s fa­vorite cut­let” in a cas­tle hall, mains 25-85 leu (5-19 eu­ros).

SIGHTSEEING St. Stephen’s Cathe­dral, Vi­enna, cat­a­combs tours, 5.5 eu­ros; Bran Cas­tle, en­trance 8 eu­ros, BraÐovBran buses run ev­ery half-hour. Sighisoara’s his­toric cen­ter is a UNESCO World Her­itage site. More in­for­ma­tion: www.ro­ma­ni­a­tourism.com

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