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News about Transylvania

We filter the last news about Transylvania (Romania), about Castle Bran and about the town of Vlad Dracula's birth - Sighisoara. Our primary source is Goggle news, but we chose the news we consider the most relevant to our site.

     

    Sibiu - European Capital of Culture 2007

    17 January 2007

    Sibiu 2007 represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity for a Romanian city to host the European Capital of Culture designation. Sibiu/Hermannstadt as European Capital of Culture in 2007 aims at opening gates through which the city’s rich cultural landscape and diverse life will meet that of Europe. The Ministries of Culture from Luxembourg and Romania agreed in 2000 to cooperate in the cultural field and the cooperation engagement was renewed in 2002 and 2004 and enriched with the agreement of sharing the role of European Capital of Culture in 2007. This that the partnership between Luxembourg and Sibiu/Hermannstadt has a profound basis not only in the history but also in the present.
    (www.sibiu2007.ro)

    Bran Castle for Sale

    10 January 2007

    By ALISON MUTLER
    The Associated Press

    BUCHAREST, Romania -- The family that owns a Transylvanian castle famous for its connections to the 15th century medieval ruler who inspired "Dracula" said Wednesday it wants to sell the fortress to local authorities for $78 million.

    The local council said it was interested in buying Bran Castle, perched high on a rock and surrounded by snowcapped mountains in southern Transylvania. Dominic Habsburg, the owner, insisted his family had honorable intentions for wanting to sell the castle. (read more)

     

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