The Burlington train station in Wednesday is actually near Dracula's Castle, 4500 miles away

Written by Andrew I.

Rowan appears at Nevermore Academy the day after his murderIn episode 2 (Woe Is the Loneliest Number), Wednesday is surprised to see Rowan (Calum Ross) at school, just after she's reported witnessing his murder the night before to Sherrif Galpin (Jamie McShane).

Rowan is made to leave Nevermore Academy and return to his family on the next available train. Tyler (Hunter Doohan) tells Wednesday that the closest train station is in , about 30 minutes away.

Thing follows to investigate, hitching a ride on Marilyn Thornhill's (Christina Ricci) Voltswagon bumper. They pull up to the station about 14 minutes into the episode.

Rowan is dropped off at Burlington Station by Marylin ThornhillThing follows Rowan into Burlington StationThing follows Rowan in Burlington Station

There really is a train station in Burlington, and the train station in Wednesday is a real train station, but they are not one and the same.

Sinaia Railway Station

In reality, the train station we see on the TV show is about 4500 miles (7242 kilometers) across the world in . Built in the early 1900s by the Demeter Cartner Company under Charles I of Romania, its sole purpose was to serve the Royal Family and its guests at .

A historical landmark in itself, Sinaia station's platform features a memorial plate in the very spot where the Iron Guard assassinated Prime Minister Ion G. Duca in 1933.

The city of Sinaia was built around the Sinaia Monastery (est. 1695) and is home to some of the most impressive architecture in the world, some of which you may already be familiar. They may not appear in the Wednesday series (yet), but they are certainly worth visiting if you're planning a trip!

Peles Castle

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You might recognize this neo-Romanian style castle as one of the filming locations from movies like The Brother's Bloom or the A Prince for Christmas collection.

Romania gained its independence under King Carol I (1839-1914), who fell in love with the Bucegi Mountains scenery and purchased 5 square miles of land near the Piatra Arsă River. He had a hunting preserve and summer retreat built on the property, and laid the foundation for Peles Castle in 1873; however, King Carol I rejected the first three design plans, eventually awarding the project to Johannes Schultz. The building wasn't inaugurated until a decade later in 1883, and construction continued into the next century. It's estimated that the cost of work between 1875 and 1914 was approximately $120 million USD (as of 2022).

Bran Castle

Also known as Dracula's Castle, Bran Castle was built in 1382 to defend Bran Pass against the Ottomans. The Hungarians held Vlad the Impaler hostage here in the 15th century. Second son of Vlad Dracul and the real-life inspiration for Dracula, you're sure to learn more about Vlad the Impaler's fascinating story on a tour of this historic landmark. Interestingly, Vlad's story was first recorded in the Cantacuzino Chronicle (remember Contacucuzino Castle, the Nevermore school filming location?), and despite our general sentiment of Dracula being evil/monstrous, many Romanian historians have long portrayed Vlad the Impaler as one of the greatest Romanian rulers.