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Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)

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Address: Str. General Traian Mosoiu nr. 24, Bran 507025, Romania
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+40 268 237 700
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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An absolutely beautiful place to visit

There are two sides to this story, the legend of the book and the historical facts around this beautiful castle. Do not be put off though, this is definitely a must see. once you... read more

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visit again and been pleasly surprised with overall organisation. Even tough take advantage of story of Dracula is a real landmark for Romanian monarchy heritage. A must see/visit while travelling within the region.

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The castle itself is really small, understaffed and not well maintained. The entrance fee is expensive for what you see (which is basically nothing)

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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There are two sides to this story, the legend of the book and the historical facts around this beautiful castle. Do not be put off though, this is definitely a must see. once you learn about how the legend became entwined with this place, it really will not matter. There is a plan to build a theme park in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you love vampire literature this is your Meccah. Although Bram Stoker have never been to this place and just wrote his novel through his imagination by the description of this castle and even if it is a product of imagination, this place is somehow magical. The architecture is very complex.You walk from room to to room from passages. The... More 

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My wife and I had battered ourselves on the slopes at Poiana and decided to mooch here for the afternoon. It was a really interesting place to visit with beautiful views and fascinating historical info. There was some brilliant facts about the folklore of vampires and history of Vlad the Impaler and Romanian royalty. On the whole an interesting wonder... More 

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Braved the cold and it was well worth it. Always amazed to see such surreal artifacts. It's a must-see!

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very nice place to visit with your family, friends etc. the castle is located in a park with a market with local products.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you go to Romania, you have to visit Bran Castle. It will impress you, there are many beautiful legends about this place. The view from the Castle is amazing.

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The outside of the castle is quite striking but the inside is quite bleak and quite dull. There is some interesting history and the castle has quite a story to tell, but there is not much to see inside.

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Say what you want about Bran, but I had a fantastic time there.. Of course the Dracula bit did not even come in mind, but the thought of the queen living there conjures images of days long past.. The furniture was a bit too modern, but if you come with low expectations, you will not be disappointed.. The structure is... More 

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