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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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Traveled by bus tour from Bucharest to Peles Castle to Brasov then to Bran. The bus provided by Travelmakertour was clean and comfortable. Our tour left Bucharest at 8AM and... read more

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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No visit to Romania, particularly Bucharest and surrounds would be complete without a tour of Bran Castle, right? Well...it is a nice, albeit quite small, castle. It has commanding views over the surrounding area, which is quite picturesque, but it's not creepy and the link to Dracula of the legends, not Vlad III, is rather tenuous. Still for castle enthusiasts,... More 

Thank Clint J
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Traveled by bus tour from Bucharest to Peles Castle to Brasov then to Bran. The bus provided by Travelmakertour was clean and comfortable. Our tour left Bucharest at 8AM and returned by 8PM. I really enjoyed the history behind Bran castle. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and congenial. We were able to roam the castle on our own. I... More 

Thank Barbara H
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It's a great experience. There are many rooms furnished with the furniture from the people who lived in the castle. It's interesting to see a little bit how was the life at the palace at that time.

Thank MNG L
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Have just returned from a most enjoyable day trip from Bucharest to Sinaia, Brasov and The Dracula Castle at Bran. Our guide was Rodica and she provided a superb commentary on the history and general details of the country. Superb driving in a comfortable minibus by Lucien It was a well paced highly informative trip, beautiful scenery and interesting sights.... More 

Thank Ravelston
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A two and a half hour trip from Bucharest, it was on our agenda to visit the mountains and Dracula's castle. It was inexpensive to enter and beautifully well kept. There was plenty to see with informative notices in English. The history was fascinating, and its unlikely that Bram Stoker even saw the castle, however Vlad the Impaler has some... More 

Thank Bob A
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Do not spend you money to visit this place, it is pointless. All rooms are empty so you only pay to go in and see nothing

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bran castle is located 2.5 hours drive from Bucharest, the castle itself is pretty nice held and kept, the admission fee is pretty expensive if you are not a student or senior citizen (cost 35RON per person) Basically the whole castle and it's surrounding is making their living out of a legend and nothing more. After Learning the very weak... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bran Castle is one of several castles associated with Vlad the Impaler, but seems to be the most well-maintained and visited of the lot. Here are some tips/pro's/cons: Tips - The special exhibit on medieval torture weapons was the most interesting part in my opinion (the castle is pretty much just a big house on the inside). They have a... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are close by Bran Castle is definitely worth a visit. Some interesting history and the Dracula myth gives it a sense of awe. You will spend no more than an hour but if you like visiting castles it is worth the time.

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Toronto, Canada
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Amazing castle ...You follow a very linear progression rather than being able to roam freely. Plenty of information to read. Many rooms furnished giving you an idea of what it was like back in the day. But o.m.g. the tourists plaguing this place.. loud and obnoxious.. no one reading the information but rather just bursting room to room loud and... More 

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