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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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Place steeped in history

For Dracula fns this is the place to visit. Although there is not much to it the past comes to life as you walk through the passageways. Read up on Vlad before you come and it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

For Dracula fns this is the place to visit. Although there is not much to it the past comes to life as you walk through the passageways. Read up on Vlad before you come and it will make it that much better.

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Sibiu, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We invite you to experience the history, the myth, the intrigue and the magic of this wonderful place and its Queen. We hope that you will carry the spirit that makes us love Bran Castle with you, always.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The castle is situated in Transylvania: an area made famous by Bram Stoker's Dracula, and the real life historical exploits of Vlad Tepes: the figure who inspired the story. Bran Castle does not have much relevance to either: except that Vlad Tepes waged war in the region and may have passed by the castle a few times. The castle inside... More 

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Cannes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We were local so this was well worth a visit. It had a very cheap entry fee and is set in what I would describe as a small East European mountain resort with typical shops and restaurants. The castle is great from a distance and certainly ticks the box as a Dracula style castle. The inside was pretty basic though... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I you are around Transylvania you must go to the castle. Leaving truthful facts about Dracula behind this is a wonderful place to visit. Will make you feel like you are in a real winter wonderland !!

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Folkestone, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The castle looked exactly like it was supposed to. We didnt go in as we didnt have time on our trip and it doesnt open until 12pm on a Monday and we had to leave before that, but the village is quaint and the castle looks spooky!

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Batesville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I visited Bran Castle in June via a private tour arranged by the owners of our apartment in Bucharest. The drive from the city took about two hours, but the Transylvanian countryside was breathtaking, in spite of the run-down Soviet era structures that one sees along the way. It rained most of the day, so when we arrived in Bran,... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Bran Castle is very popular in Romania and overseas for the Dracula legend. The castle is situated at 30 km from Brasov and they have guided visits.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Loved visiting the castle, and the walk to the castle was very picturesque! The walk was quite a challenge though in the summer heat, but a lovely day out and experience!

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Bran castle is probably the most famed from Romania,and for the wrong reason thanks to Bram Stroker. You won't find Dracula there, the most are vampirish souvenirs sold outside the castle. Bran castle in itself is a beautiful architectural masterpiece, at some point it was a mountain pass. It still have customs house on its outside wall.It is situated on... More 

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