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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
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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A little bit of history

If you want to better understand Vlad Tepes (Dracula), you must visit thia castle! Admire the views and the architecture

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

If you want to better understand Vlad Tepes (Dracula), you must visit thia castle! Admire the views and the architecture

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This become a very touristic place recently due to public fame of Dracula. It's basically a piece of Romanian history that must see if you are here. The price it's cheap and the view from the castle it's great. Don't expect too much out of it as inside there is nothing that remember Dracula but only the kings that used... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Spoiler alert! Those expecting whatever it was that Bram Stoker dreamed up will be disappointed. Those wanting to see something genuine from the past of this Transylvanian fortress will be fascinated...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Forget the dracula story when you visit this castle, it is a pure touristical matter. The castle in itself has a beautiful courtyard but is renovated very thoroughly which influences the authentic feeling. Very crowded too and it was not even high season. I wouldn't advise people to visit this castle, but would advise to visit another castle in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Try to prebook tickets as the queue is long but whatever the case this is a really gorgeous castle. It's great to walk around freely without being shepherded along, and it was so beautifully kept, complete with furniture, you'd want to move in with its gorgeous sun terrace, balconies overlooking the central courtyard, nooks, crannies and secret staircase. It was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Don't expect to see Dracula or Vlad. This is a nice monument to visit, well preserved and interesting. There is mutch to discover.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This castle is not what you think it is. It is a castle. It is what Bran Stroker described in his book. But nothing close to what is inside. You've got to see it for yourself.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I must admit that my girlfriend & I were left feeling a bit underwhelmed by Bran Castle. Yes, we're aware that it was a marketing ploy calling it Dracula's Castle, but I guess we thought it'd be more spectacular. The castle itself is fairly nice & has been preserved & restored really well. It's quite small inside, but as it... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This should be visited for anybody who is a fan of Dracula. Beautiful architecture, really nice old furniture well preserved and also good information. The rooms are small, the castle offer a special flavor especially close to the sunset.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

A beautiful, small castle with a fairytale appearance, set high on a hill above the picturesque village of Bran. Surrounded by the thick, green Transylvanian forests it looks like something out of a storybook. The caste inside is simple but attractive, and is nicely laid out with a logical tour order and good quality facilities. The staff are helpful and... More 

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