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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)

Str. General Traian Mosoiu nr. 24, Bran 507025, Romania
+40 268 237 700
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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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Str. General Traian Mosoiu nr. 24, Bran 507025, Romania
+40 268 237 700
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to see this famous castle and our first plan was to see it the from outside only, but then we changed our mind and had entered. And now I must agree with many other previous reviews that there is nothing special to see...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice day out with family! Amazing piece of Romanian history! Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The line to enter moves fast. The lines inside seem to stop at many spots in the castle. It's a line of tourist, it's hard to move out of line and take pictures. The place is beautiful, it would be great if there was more...More

Thank G L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Was it really Vlad the Impaler's castle? No. But I can see where Bram Stoker got his inspiration for the remoteness and overall spooky ambience. Was it crowded? Yes. It wasn't wall-to-wall people in the castle, so bad you can't turn around. You could get...More

Thank Arminius1
Reviewed 2 days ago

I took a day trip to visit this castle on my drive up to Brasov. I must admit despite the crowd, I still had fun looking around the castle and taking in all the sites. A very historical place that people should check out at...More

Thank Ali_Al-Ghanim
Reviewed 2 days ago

Overpriced, crowded, to much touristic place. Most of the people going here because of the Brian Stoker book, of course just few of them have read it. And if you are really interested in Vlad Impaler so this is not his castle.

Thank Dzeikob
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Although this is the iconic Transylvania activity and you're going to do it anyways, I really have to advise against wasting your time here. The line to get in the castle is ridiculously long (and I went on a Monday).... perhaps an hour just to...More

1  Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Granted, there is some interesting history stuff in the castle. But there are way too many tourists in these small hallways. You are basically squeezed in the whole time. You also cannot escape or wander around because it is a one-way path from entry to...More

1  Thank whiteorbit1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Bran Castle is in a beautiful place, it is crowded because of the turists, but this is ok. The problem is that the history of this castle is hidden. They fail to mention the castles real story. If you want to visit this castle,...More

Thank Emilia B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

While in Transylvania I felt the need to visit Bran Castle, like everyone else, because of Dracula. I didn't see any vampires, but there were a ton of people. If you are going to visit, make sure it is early or late in the day....More

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Cody C
May 7, 2017|
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Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
Hi. by car probably 3 hours from Bucharest. have a good trip. regards Mike
April 25, 2017|
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Response from Alan C | Reviewed this property |
10 or 15 euros. Some guided tours have the price included. If you are going solo, the cost is not included in the ticket. Frankly there is not much to take photos of within the castle, with perhaps the exception of the... More