Largely as a result of the success of Bram Stoker's Dracula, Transylvania has become a popular setting for gothic horror fiction, and most particularly vampire fiction.[1] In some later books and movies Stoker's Count Dracula was conflated with the historical Vlad Dracula, also known as Vlad III the Impaler (1431–1476), who though most likely born in the Transylvanian city of Sighisoara ruled over neighboring Wallachia.[2]


  • According to some versions of the story, the Pied Piper of Hamelin took the children of Hamelin to Transylvania.
  • Dracula, a novel by Bram Stoker. Much of the early action is set in Transylvania, the homeland of the title character.
  • The so-called Transylvanian trilogy of historical novels by Miklos Banffy, The Writing on the Wall, is an extended treatment of the region's social and political history during the 19th and early 20th century.
  • Carpathian Castle, a book by Jules Verne. The action is set in a small village of Transylvania.
  • Überwald, a fictional region in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series that is partly based on Transylvania. The name, meaning "across the forest," is a literal translation of "Transylvania" from Latin into German.
  • The Historian, a novel by Elizabeth Kostova. Part of the book is set in Transylvania, where the main characters search for clues about Dracula.
  • The Sight by David Clement-Davies is set in Transylvania, the book involving a wolf pack and their quest to stop a lone wolf.
  • The Keep,a 1981 novel by F. Paul Wilson.
  • In the Harry Potter series Transylvania has a Quidditch team.


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  • Transylvania is the main setting for the animated series Count Duckula.


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  • A "Transylvania Polygnostic University," or "Trans Poly U," features, with some degree of prominence, in the webcomic Girl Genius.


  1. Transylvania in fiction
  2. Transyvania & Dracula
  3. Universal Announces "Transylvania," Based on "Van Helsing"
  4. Transylvania

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