Some v tasteful decorations outside the castle. Vlad Tepes was of course most well known for his torture methods - boiling people alive, then impaling them from end to end upon long spikes. He did this primarily to captured Turkish soldiers trying to invade Romania, to make the Turks give up. They did. For that reason, Vlad is recognized as a hero in Romania - after all, without him and his torture methods, Romania may well be Turkish today.