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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
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09:00 - 16:00
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Mon 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
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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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Lovely but very touristy

We loved the castle but 70 lei to get in was very expensive, bit tacky with all the tourist souviners for sale, woud have preferred to have seen it as it used to be but with some... read more

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norwich
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved the castle but 70 lei to get in was very expensive, bit tacky with all the tourist souviners for sale, woud have preferred to have seen it as it used to be but with some skilful camera work I manged to take pictures with none of the above included. It really is a beautiful small castle. one big... More 

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The surroundings are very nice and the castle is a very beautiful place to walk and visit. For a small vacation with family or single is a relaxing experience.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bran is the cutest little town and the mountain scenery surrounding it is just amazing. Historically, Bran Castle is not that interesting and there is not much to see inside. Bran (the town) is worth the trip but take some photos of the castle from the market and don't bother going inside. Also, if you do go inside, there are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This castle is less impressive than Peles castle, I don’t know that I would bother seeing the inside again as I’m not hugely into history and it’s an uphill walk and a maze once inside. Outside it looks cool in a spooky kind of way and it’s worth seeing. Unlike Peles castle, Bran has a surrounding market and plenty of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Transylvanians have different approach to the whole pop culture vampire lore than other European countries, there is one room in the castle that pays homage to the whole Dracula thing, but the rest is the country history. Besides Vlad was held prisoner for 3 nights in this castle and had no connection with it whatsoever. Bran Stoker came up with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As teresaw997 mentions, the whole thing is easily do-able from Brasov without the need for tours, etc. Slightly different a as we travelled from the old town in Brasov (a few bus combinations serve the route to Autogara 2 - we used 50 then changed to the 22 at Sanitas. Travelling with our four kids meant this made a significant... More 

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The castle is worth a visit. The architecture is very interesting. The interiors poor but nevertheless is charming

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As you walk through the market you can see the castle is beautiful, there is a long slope to walk up, which is very slippery (some salt wouldn't have gone amiss) and lots and lots of stairs up, you will get fed up trust me. Take your time down as the stairs are not always even and there is nothing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed two nights in bran ( highly recommended) On our one full day we went to Bran Castle. We investigated via a travel agent and they were going to charge us 25 euro per person for a four hour trip however on further investigation thanks to a friendly waiter in a local pub we found out we could go... More 

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This is a place you must see but not necessarily visit, as per the title of the review the best views are from the outside. The entrance fee is acceptable and a lot of the displays are also in English. The issue is that the castle has been rebuilt/modified over the centuries and it is no longer the gothic masterpiece... More 

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