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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)

Str. General Traian Mosoiu, nr. 24, Bran, Brasov 507025, Romania
+40268237700
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Ranked #8 of 30 attractions in Brasov
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Everyone knows Dacula but the history of the castle in the little town was interesting. Lots of beautiful scenery nearby. You can easily spend part of the morning looking around the area.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Not at all in Brasov but in Bran - a mere 31 km further! Majestic from outside, tiny inside. Best photos will be from a distance to capture it all. I visited this castle 30 years ago and it was rather empty. It now has more elements of furniture of different times and the legend of Vlad and story of... More

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Auchendinny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Visited here in the summer, based in a town called Brasov which was only a hour drive away, this is a very well preserved castle steeped in history well worth getting a guide as its a very interesting facinating story. most of the furnishings are well preserved very old. take your time looking around the castle there is a lot... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed our visit to Bran Castle! Our tour guide Adina puscariu (Helen AKA)was very knowledgeable and a joy. A lot of history and intrigue because is known as Dracula's Castle,

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MT ELIZA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Once you get through the usual tourist stalls, and get into the garden area, this is a must to visit. Forget the Dracula hype, or Hollywood bull...it, that our guide often quoted. This is a very well preserved and presented castle/museum/home. It is easy to see all 3 things here, there are enough original furnishings to present the homeliness, artefacts... More

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Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Very crouded during the summer. Make sure you go there off season. The castle is interesting, it has a nice story, but do not believe everything about vampires. You can also check out the Torture chamber.

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Del Mar, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Get there early before the tour groups. The Castle isn't known for its furnishings but it does have an interesting history posted in various places about Queen Maria and King Ferdinand. There are many, many stairs so I wouldn't suggest visiting here if one has a walking disability.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I visited Bran castle with kids (my nephew and niece, aged 9 and 12, respectively). It is a lovely spot, especially if you don't miss all the steps up, the secret passages, the scale that weighs one to determine whether he/she is a witch and of course, the true story of Count Vlad Dracul, who inspired Hollywood. Worth a detour,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Very stunning castle stood atop a rocky outcrop. It has been turned into a big tourist attraction and is surrounded outside by lots of stalls selling tourist items and stuff you'd never want by the time you got it home. We were there on a Monday in August and had to queue about 40 minutes to get in. Once inside... More

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Chisinau, Moldova
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

While this really is not about Dracula, the castle has been lovingly restored, has beautiful views, and grounds that make it such a lovely park. My children enjoyed a half day there -- although the steep assent and very many steep and narrow stairways within the Castle itself make the site not accessible to wheel chairs and not a good... More

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