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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 via mobile

Beautiful castle in a bustling tourist area. Good price to get in and also for audio should you need it. Nothing about Dracula until you get to the top floors but still well worth the visit just for the experience.

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

... if you're looking for history, you shouldn't have that much expectations. The castle is very small, so you have to handle with masses of people in it. It's not easy to read all the information about special rooms, because of people taking pictures or...More

Thank Fräulein F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a good place to visit in the fall after the hoards of summer tourists have moved on. This castle has a rich history (Dracula fiction aside). It is full of historical artifacts from the era in which it was operational. It also has...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Huge line to get in, crowded place once inside with no air conditioning, and that's a problem when you have to walk in tiny corridors and claustrophobic stairs. It's a real tourist trap: it's not even related to Vlad III and Transylvania is not just...More

Thank Tetrapaq
Reviewed 3 days ago

This castle can be great, we arrived in August, the lines outside of the castle were long, we waited, but when the line continues in the castle and you can't walk freely in the castle because it is full of tourist. If you want to...More

Thank iuli s
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took a day trip from Brasov to Bran to visit Bran Castle. To get in we had to line up for 45 minutes, then pay 35 Lei, walk up the hill to the castle, only to find another line at the door. In fact,...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago

Bran Castle is amazing but make sure to come very early (they open at 9 am.). We came at 9:30 am and we waited a little in the castle rooms but when we finish our visitation there was a long queue from the ticket office...More

Thank Michaela J
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a disappointment !!! The more overrated tourist attraction in Romania. Rivers of people, sad to see how they turned a lovely castle into a dracula Disneyland.

Thank VoyagerPato2014
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Although in this castle Vlad Tepes did not really live, it is still nice to be visited. Very nice the shops outside the castle with old good things.

Thank Flavian A
Reviewed 4 days ago

I went on a Sunday to see the castle. There were people everywhere. It was very crowded. I had a hard time to turn back (I can't do confined places) there is a secret passage you go up. I did not like this place. Nothing...More

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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 Jim H | Reviewed this property |
Try through your hotel.