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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)

Str. General Traian Mosoiu nr. 24, Bran 507025, Romania
+40 268 237 700
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Dear Visitors to Bran Castle,On June 1, 2009, we celebrated the return of the heirs of Princess Ileana with Bran Castle’s rebirth as the first private museum and premiere tourist destination of Romania.June 1st Is the International Day of Children and Bran Castle’s day of revival.Fittingly, we have chosen to celebrate the day with special events for children, so that we may all remain fresh and young at heart.During the past year we have completed refurbishing the Castle, recapturing the spirit of Queen Marie’s favorite retreat and the loved home of her descendents. We have installed easy to read informational plaques and a media room for our visitors. We are currently restoring the park, as well as renovating all the facilities. We are also preparing additional cultural events and entertainment for our visitors.Following the Castle’s change of ownership, director Narcis Ion remained with the Ministry of Culture, but has continued to be our valued advisor. We have welcomed a new group of managing directors: Lia Doru Trandafir, Corin Trandafir, and Alexandru Priscu.We are happy to receive every guest that comes to visit us.Welcome to our castle, our home.Sincerely,Dominic HabsburgMaria-Magdalena HolzhausenElisabeth Sandhofer
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Str. General Traian Mosoiu nr. 24, Bran 507025, Romania
+40 268 237 700
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A must see if you are in the area. Brings history alive and into perspective. Very steep stairs with few handrails but I managed them. Crowded.You park in a pay car park. Walk up the slope. Toilets and shop. Lots of displays on the history...More

Thank Angela L
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is definitely a must see- the castle is kept in great condition and a great part of Romanian History- The view from the towers is amazing!!!!

Thank Shawna P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great castle - so much fun to see this iconic castle. Also loved the cheesy tourist shops at he base. Well worth the visit!

Thank xiphoid76
Reviewed 4 days ago

The 1897 novel Dracula by Bram Stoker has linked Transylvania to the fictional character Count Dracula. A Saxon fortress called Bran Castle has become the castle of Dracula described in the novel. In actuality, Dracula never lived in Bran Castle. In fact the castle was...More

Thank ITRT
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is my second time vising Bran Castle (previous time was 15 years ago), and the building is impressive together with all the up and downs on secret stairs, etc. The only thing I didn't like this time was that there were so many people...More

Thank oty01
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not scary as would be expected because of the name. A lot of history which explains why it got the name of Draculas Castle. Not ornate but very intetresting. Good to see both this and Peres Castle

Thank ethompsone
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was ok, a lot of historical information. Beautiful views. If you want to spend time in mountain breath fresh air and enjoying with country side This is nice place to do. Tours from Bucharest was from 70 Euro but me and my girlfriend decided...More

Thank Zurab G
Reviewed 5 days ago

I would recommend visiting this castle simply because of it's history. It definitely is not stunning or beautiful. The outside of the castle is quite impressive, the inside not so much. That being said we are happy we did tour it, when in Romania I...More

Thank formykids12
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is the most advertised Castle of Count Dracula. Before you enter you can see people selling all kind of trinkets, t-shirts, handcrafts with few shops around. Of course payed parking and higher prices. To enter you have to pay 35 lei/8€ and after you...More

Thank Marian C
Reviewed 5 days ago

If u are going to Brasov then yes, its worth to drive another few minutes more and see it, other wise, I don't think so. for a plus: + nice area + interesting and cheap market before castle entrance for a minus: - ticket is...More

Thank Piotr S
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Cody C
Hello. how long would you say it took you to get there from Bucharest? Im planning on a day trip from there this week. Thanks
7 May 2017|
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Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
Hi. by car probably 3 hours from Bucharest. have a good trip. regards Mike
Hi How much are the photos inside the castle cost ?
25 April 2017|
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Response from Alan C | Reviewed this property |
10 or 15 euros. Some guided tours have the price included. If you are going solo, the cost is not included in the ticket. Frankly there is not much to take photos of within the castle, with perhaps the exception of the... More