©National Geographic Society                                                                                                                                                 Natural Color Photograph by Wilhelm Tobien

TEUTONIC KNIGHTS BUILT BRAN CASTLE SEVEN CENTURIES AGO

When Transylvania was united with Romania after the World War, the city of Braşov presented this historic fortress to Queen Marie, who has furnished it in old Romanian style and often makes her home there in the summer. Beside a little tea house, once a favorite haunt of Princess Ileana, peasants till and water the flowers of the palace garden.

"Palaces and Peasants in Rome's Old Colony" by Wilhelm Tobien
National Geographic Magazine Vol. LXV, No. 4, April 1934, Washington D.C.