Johnny Depp continued his Romanian travels on Saturday, traveling with his band Hollywood Vampires to visit the home of the first vampire: Dracula.
Depp, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry made a trip to Bran Castle, located in the Carpathian Mountains on the boarder of Transylvania – about 150 miles north of Bucharest. They were joined by Depp’s friend and frequent collaborator, Tim Burton.
The castle is known worldwide as “Dracula’s Castle” after being the only castle that fits the description of the home of the popular vampire in Bram Stoker’s 1897 Gothic horror novel.
It is more precisely the believed home of Vlad Tepes, the inspiration for the character. Vlad was depicted by some historians of that time as “Vlad the Impaler” – a blood-thirsty ruthless despot with murderous political aspirations.
The castle is now a museum – the first private museum of the country. Depp and his bandmates posed for a photo in front of the castle, shared on the band’s official Instagram account. Depp also got in a playful mood at one point, pretending to bite a production assistant.