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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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The castle is really beautiful and has been taken care of well. A bit crowded during our visit. Try to ignore the kitsch local market area (selling anything from homemade... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The castle is really beautiful and has been taken care of well. A bit crowded during our visit. Try to ignore the kitsch local market area (selling anything from homemade products to cheap plastic things).

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It's a great castle to see. Yes busier than most because of Vlad Tepes(dracula) story behind it but great to see none the less. Paid a bit extra to see the torture chamber and that was very interesting to see.

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Lebanon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Bran Castle was set in a village out in the rural region of Broshov. The surrounding area was charming. The castle is up on a hill with a glorious view from all the windows of the castle. The furnishings were simple yet sophisticated for the time period of the castle's last use. There are tourist shops leading to the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This castle obviously cashes in on the reputation of one of its supposed inhabitants ; Vlad III Tepes (Dracula). It is not so much a castle as a fortified mansion, and it's not at all sure that Vlad III Tepes ever lived here. There is however a room dedicated to the real story of this prince, and the fictive character... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit, full of information about the many people who have lived in this castle. It was very crowded (only to be expected) but I really enjoyed my tour. As I have wanted to go for years I was delighted to visit Bran Castle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

nice castle, there is a cheese market just near so it is a good place to visit in Romania. I liked it did felt a willingness to be a little bit longer at this cheese market near the castle. I do think that if you are in Romania t is a must place to visit.

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Badalona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I suppose that seeing first Peles Castle make us not value too much the Bran Castle. It is known to be the castle where Bram Stoker places his character Dracula. In fact, Vlad Tempes had never lived in it. Medieval castle with a lot of little rooms

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Use to be a fantastic experience, but now it's too crowded. You get the feeling of walking in a long queue all the way trough the castle. At times there are so many pople inside that one start getting worried about the strenght of the old floors and wooden internal construction, or getting pushed down the steep stairs. An exebition... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Bran Castle is a pain to get to on public transport and expensive to enter. The castle itself is quite small and plain and could be more accurately described as a large mansion or stately home. Once inside, visitors are shuttled through the rooms, many of which are cordoned off so you can't actually enter. There are some beautiful pieces... More 

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Kfar Yona, HaMerkaz, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This castle has the attraction of a mixture of fantasy and terrible history. The castle itself is from the 14th Century, and there were much historical information in it. The fact that Dracula was supposed to have lived here (which he couldn't have since he didn't really exist), made the visit a mixture of dark fantasy and historical reality. The... More 

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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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