To name Bran Castle as "Dracula's Castle" would be equivalent to naming Castle Neuschwanstein, Bavaria as "Cinderella's Castle". Dracula is pure fiction, but Bran Castle has a very real history. This castle fortress is about as authentic as you can find. Forget all the tourist junk for sale on the walk up. Enjoy the real history as you wander around the unrestored castle. I marveled at how difficult the construction must have been, and what a commanding presence Bran Castle has around the surrounding countryside. I could feel the presence of the Duke who one lived here. If you are looking for a "Disney" experience, do not visit, but if you are looking for history, and the chance to explore a real castle, this place is a MUST. Wear comfortable shoes, and be prepared to explore on your own.