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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
12:00 pm - 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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We really enjoyed a visit and tour of Bran Castle. It is very crowded and very touristy and it's relationship with Dracula and Bram Stoker are tenuous to say the least. But taken... read more

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum at castle Bran was quite lovely and interesting. Only one room about "Dracula" (thank goodness) and the rest was history of the actual owners and proprietors through out the centuries. The gift shop was quaint but get your trinkets at the markets outside of the castle.

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Dublin, Ireland
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We really enjoyed a visit and tour of Bran Castle. It is very crowded and very touristy and it's relationship with Dracula and Bram Stoker are tenuous to say the least. But taken at face value it us a very pretty, ornate and rustic Castle and the guide was very interesting. I think that the lesser lights in the area... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our visit and would not have missed it, but we have seen more picturesque castles ( Peles Castle made a much better photo opportunity) The access is up a fairly steep path and inside there are a number of staircases without handrails and some chipped stone steps where care is needed. I took a walking stick and was... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Castle in Bran is tiny, but still worth seeing. Nice views on town, nice garden in front of the castle. I was in april and still not many people.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited Bran Castle 21.04.2017. Please, be noted, that it's mountain area. We went there from Bucharest +7 with all trees green to Bran -5 and snowy as in winter time! Be WISE and pick your clothes warm!!! Very WARM! Still we had great time and the castle looked amazing. Lots of tourists.

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Wuhan, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The castle itself is much smaller than I anticipated, but it is still beautiful. The town of Bran is nice as well. I found the tour and the castle to be worth the trip. If you are going for the Dracula thing, it might be a little disappointing, but no worries, there are plenty of vendors outside the castle to... More 

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Kosice, Slovakia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The "Dracula" castle was nice and small, as any other small picturesque castle. It was packed with tourists thanks to the fact that it was portrayed by Bram Stoker's in his novel. But castle itself has not much to do with this conqueror. We had arranged a tour with a tour guide that was interesting and full of stories, however,... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Bran Castle on an overcast day and it actually added to the atmosphere. Before you enter the castle there are numerous restaurants and souvenir shops selling all sorts of Dracula related gifts! I did eventually find some false teeth! The castle is accessed by a ramp and as there was some work being carried out we had to use... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice castle from the outside, nothing interesting from the inside, no Dracula (-: the kids were disappointed.

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bran Castle is a bit oversold as Dracula's Castle as he apparently stayed there only a few nights (as a prisoner). That said, Bran Castle is an interesting small castle with a rich Romanian royal history. If you only have time for one castle in this region however I would spent it at the spectacular Peles Palace which must rank... More 

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