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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

First, the countryside in Transylvania is gorgeous, and the trip through it is a joy. "Dracula's Castle" is interesting since supposedly this was the home of the man called "Vlad the Impallor" who was the inspiration for Dracula.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth a visit, and the guided tour that we had was excellent. Lovely outside to have a picnic if necessary. We went in the morning and while it was busy it was comfortable to get around.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was quite dissapointed. The tour lasted just half an hour, the rooms were furnished very poorly. I really expected more, especially it is such a famous castle.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Bears ... yes real live Bears... Brown bears to be precise ... they have even ventured into a nearby town (Braşov) This place is magical ... actually Romania Is magical ... the scenery is breathtaking... the people are lovely .. Get yourself to Transylvania... wonderful...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Caught the bus from Braşov, was easy to do. Station looked a little shady but ticket booth attendant was helpful and busses leave every half hour during the day. Took about 45mins. Get there early, we were there at opening and there was already a...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Bran Castle is difficult to get to, difficult to negotiate and difficult to understand. But if is the most famous site in Romania and I highly recommend visiting. Hire a guide or rent an audio guide for the best experience. Prepare to climb lots of...More

Thank TVDad
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s a must see but we arrived in the afternoon and had to wait an hour in hot temperatures under direct sun. And once inside we had to shuffle our way through the entire castle as there were hundreds of people in it.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

the castle is very nice and tidy, beautifully decorated both inside and outside. staff was very friendly and helpful. we didn't have much time to enjoy it as we arrived before it was about to close . still it's worth seeing.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Even better than I had hoped. A truly different castle with winding passages and quirky rooms. Terrific towers and roofs . Lovely grounds with lake too and surrounded by high mountains. downside is tourist tack on approach and large number of visitors do get the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Bran Castle as part of a day trip with Peles Castle. The castle and surrounding areas are beautiful. The history behind the castle as being "Draculas castle" is a myth but if you go in with this in mind it is a stunning...More

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Response from helenglenn7 | Reviewed this property |
buy before you go would have been my advice
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Yes, there are plenty. Price depends on size of the group and what‘s included. I would recommend you to check „viator“ or „getyourguide“to check the different offers and rates.
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5 February 2018|
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Response from Steve E | Reviewed this property |
Nope, it’s basically a walk through affair. Not very impressive internally as far as castles go. Think of it as a small, relatively empty museum.
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