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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)

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Address: Str. General Traian Mosoiu, nr. 24, Bran 507025, Romania
Phone Number: +40268237700
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Description: Dear Visitors to Bran Castle,On June 1, 2009, we celebrated the return of...
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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We visited in winter and took a half of a very frosty day and made a complicated journey by a bus to Bran Castle, also known as the infamous Bram Stoker’s Dracula’s Castle. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We visited this castle in June with our kids. Nobody knows for sure if Vlad the Impaler was here, but thanks to Bram Stoker many people believe so. We visited for possible association with Vlad. We were not interested in speculation or vampires. Too bad that for marketing reasons they feed the public with illusions. It is more important to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I'm not quite sure why there is so much hype about Bran Castle. We stopped in for a visit and found the price to be reasonable, but there really isn't that much to see. The connection to Dracula is a bit weak. If you're in the area it's worth a stop but I wouldn't go too far out of the... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Bran Castle is the big tourist draw in Transylvania, although truthfully it is hard to see why. It is impressive from the bottom,but less so from the angle you actually enter it from. The furnishings inside the castle are better than in many others (i.e. which tend to be empty), but are modest none-the-less. There was nothing particularly interesting or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great details and lots of history on poster boards throughout the castle.Also had new wing about torture

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Aubrey, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We visited in winter and took a half of a very frosty day and made a complicated journey by a bus to Bran Castle, also known as the infamous Bram Stoker’s Dracula’s Castle. It was very inexpensive for the trip and while it was the one place that felt gimmicky and touristy it was still a worthwhile site for castle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Bran Castle is a place that is learning how to be a tourist attraction. Forget the inevitable 'tourist tat' at the entry as that does little justice to the Castle itself. After a long taxing walk up to the entrance you enter a place that is steeped in history if you do your homework prior to your visit. Dating back... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We booked this tour as a paid optional tour on our Vantage Cruise and were very disappointed. The connection to Dracula is tenuous at best. It is a long drive from Bucharest but the drive through the country was the highlight. In the castle we trudged up and down many steps to see very little of interest beyond the fact... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The castle is in great condition. We enjoyed the displays. Many of the captions are in English. The views of the town from the castle are beautiful. Try to avoid Monday's.

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Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Romanians marketing this place as Dracula's home. Hard to beleive. But a must see place. Good sight seeing roads from Bucharest to Bran.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

It was just an old castle, not much inside. There were some narrow passages that we needed to negotiate. It was kind of a let down after the Peles Castle visit. Best view of the Bran castle was actually from Club Vila Bran which was about 1 km from the castle. We had lunch there. Very good atmosphere.

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Address: Str. General Traian Mosoiu, nr. 24, Bran 507025, Romania
Phone Number: +40268237700
Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Transylvania  >  Central Romania  >  Brasov County  >  Bran

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