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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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This place is so well marketed, it was the busiest attraction we visited in Transylvania in November but really the least impressive. Entry fee is steep by Romanian standards and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This place is so well marketed, it was the busiest attraction we visited in Transylvania in November but really the least impressive. Entry fee is steep by Romanian standards and really it's such a small castle, and so crowded, you just have to rush through like on a production line and it's hard to stop and enjoy anything. It's also... More 

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Mandal, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A must see, but nothing more. Could be more interactive things to see / do in the castle. Nice souvenirs shops at the bottom of the castle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Take away the Dracula story and you are left with the twists and turns of an interesting old building and its contents. You do not have to be a Dracula fan to appreciate this building and if the building has limited appeal I am sure the surrounding market, exhibitions and the restaurants will be a great attraction

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

very interesting and lovely preserved castle, it looks a bit fairy tale and is in lovely grounds, can be very drafty but gives a good insight in to what it must have been like to live in a castle, the torture room is shocking, great views

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

If you are in the region, this is a must-see landmark. The castle is surrounded by a fabulous grounds that give the place a nice vibe. The castle itself is unique, filled with lots of various rooms, winding hallways and even a secret passage or two. Since it was a residential castle, not a fortress, it has a lot to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Castelul Bran or Dracula’s Castle is a must see when you are in Transylvania. The castle’s exterior is beautiful and the interior tour is interesting. Worth a visit to this famous castle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Whether ur a keen historian or wanting simply to experience what it was like in the 17th century, totally captivated an beautiful scenery . Abit of a steep climb and plenty of stairs, definitely not for those who don't like a long trek..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Lovely old castle referenced by Bram Stoker...a small room deep inside the castle acknowledges Vlad the Impalor and the local folklore story that Stoker drew upon to create The Dracula story that made him famous.The well kept Castle is filled with history of the Romanian royal family.A steep climb to the entrance through a market of souvenir stalls ..We had... More 

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Wilton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We came in search of the dracula it was a great visit very informative but very hard work on the feet hilly and lots of stairs

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you are looking for Romanian history and folklore, this is the right place! Amazing castle known for the legend of Dracula.Located only 30km away from Brasov, is a good place for spending a relaxing weekend. Guides available for castle tour. Around the castle there are a lot of markets with souvenirs and romanian products.

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