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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 3 days ago via mobile

It was less crowded than in summer, so we could enjoy our visit more. Especially on weekdays there is enough space to even take some photos without being pushed by the next group. There is a (quite expensive) parking place close to the castle. The...More

Thank V5CB
Reviewed 3 days ago

An imposing castle from afar but surprisingly plain and somewhat small on the inside. Though Vlad the Impaler is the castle's claim to fame, he really didn't stay here much. The grounds are lovely though and it is definitely worth visiting. Leading to the entrance...More

Thank Janis L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As a romanian tourist i would recommend this castle to everyone. Beautiful view, great story, and it's worth to be visited even if is a little bit crowded.

Thank BiancaMatei
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a beautiful castle!! The history behind it, the location and the view makes it unique. I would never thought i'd visit Dracula's castle but i'm glad i did it. The entrance fee was about 25 lei (can't remember the exact price) but it...More

Thank Marilena T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you don’t like steps, stay away. Well worth a visit otherwise. Lots of rooms to go into with lots of information, written in Romanian and English. Very interesting history.

Thank Graham C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Strategically located on a rocky point, the view from the lake on the right is stunning. The interior was mobbed. I hear there is no uncrowded time. Too bad.

Thank Gcruik
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perhaps growing up in the U.K. And having castles such as Edinburgh, Conwy and Warwick on the doorstep has left me spoilt but visiting Bran seemed nothing more than a day out at a National Trust property. The crowds of people being rushed through the...More

Thank Jessisaw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was eagerly looking forward to visiting this site after a long bus ride but I was disappointed probably due to the mass of people that were inside the castle. There was no queuing of people so there were many people inside all trying to...More

Thank Dianne H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As some other reviewers have mentioned,Bran Castle is a victim of its own success. Even within an hour of opening, it was horribly crowded ... to be the point of being almost claustrophobic. The Castle interior was, in my opinion, terribly disappointing with a few...More

Thank pme
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle is a great thing to see, however people make too much of a hype for nothing, the castle is crowded full of people which makes it almost impossible to see/read anything, for such a renowned attraction they need more organization.

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Cat G
August 2, 2017|
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Response from Reg44 | Reviewed this property |
Yes at the ticket office, which is at the far end of the souvenir stalls at the approach to Bran - unless there's a way of getting it in advance online (I assume search Brancastletickets) then just queue (or line) up. That... More
Gabriela I
August 1, 2017|
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Response from StevePeggy | Reviewed this property |
You can contact Marian@activetravel.ro Please ask for "Charlie" (Kartsi Balazs)as your guide. He is currently booked but thinks they might be able to rearrange tours to help you. We loved him and thought very highly of our... More