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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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Bran Castle was not disappointing, had a Fabulous visit! Reasonable price for admission, informative an lovely medieval interiors. Surrounding area was Beautiful, the only... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bran Castle was not disappointing, had a Fabulous visit! Reasonable price for admission, informative an lovely medieval interiors. Surrounding area was Beautiful, the only negative thing to say, is the oath leading upto the castle was very slippy due to the snow/ice, could of done with grit being laid down but other than that, absolutely Fantastic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an awesome picturesque castle in a quaint little village in magical Transylvania. Not too big, not too small. Heaps of history, myths and legends all clearly displayed throughout the castle. If you're staying in Bucharest I highly recommend taking a day tour with TravelMaker and letting Frederick blow your mind with his extensive knowledge of not only the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The castle is nice and you can spend there almost an hour,but better come early when you actually can see the castle and make some pictures..it's very crowd, a lot of people. but there are very nice market in the entrance with souvenirs and local food..so we enjoyed our visit. if you are near it'is worth to go and take... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a wonderful experience, the castle itself is not so big but nice. Good view from the outside a little bit commercialized, so my advise is always have cash in your pockets. My visit was not a good time of the year as it was winter. I recommend the best time is Spring, Summer or early Autumn as it... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle looks very nice from the outside, but once you get inside you will be a bit disappointed. It's worth visiting it for the story and just to say you were there, but as a Romanian, I think our country has better places to visit.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very much hype around this castle and very disappointing to find out how poor it is in reality. Very approximatively decorated in its insides and 3 times more expensive than Peles castle which is way more interesting, considering student discount. Good to see it because of its reputation but very very disappointing, nothing special

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On Halloween expected many more in costume. We went very early and it was busy then so can't imagine what it was like for those arriving as we left - crazy waiting in lines. Interesting inside but I paid for the torture exhibition which turned out (for me) the most interesting. It has spectacular views of the countryside but the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nethertheless it's definitely worth a visit to the castle that helped inspire the legend of Dracula's of Bram Strokers story. My friends and I went on a winters day so the snow made the whole scene look so gothic and bleak, I absolutely loved it. Inside it was interesting, seeing the castle how it was in the 1900s but really... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seeing a lot of mixed reviews about the castle but it was fantastic for us. Firstly, we went early when it opened and we basically got the whole castle to ourselves, none of our photos had people in it and it was a great walk around a beautiful humble castle! We also went in winter, as we left the whole... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this intensely mediatised castle which is 30 kilometers from Brasov is in fact a German type castle built by the German(Saxon) community of Brasov;it is located at the former border between Romania and Transsylvania,as right in front of the road very near to the castle there is the old customs house which now is the siege of the National Museum... More 

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