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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 - 16:00
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Mon 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sun 09:00 - 16:00

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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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely day at Bran so much to see in the castle, although I wish I had purchased the head set at the ticket office as none available when in the castle. Views out the window were stunning. I was lucky to visit when there were not so many people although there was a few coach tours on this day did... More 

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It used to be better when the furniture was on display but the rooms are deplorable with tacky unsuitable banter from a trainee guide. Poor dysfunctional volume on audio support device and managed to upset a group coordinator who believed we got a free listen to her overrated guide speech as we happened to be in the room before their... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The castle is in the middle of a village full of places for souvenirs. It is not in a mountain as I thought. If you are in the area visit it but do not go just to do it because you must drive about 45 minutes from Brasov and the castle is visited in less than 20 minutes, so it... More 

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Due to my taste for the morbid and grotesque, one of my favourite rooms of a castle is the torture chamber. When I visited Castle Bran, there was an exhibition of torture instruments that spread across several rooms and had in depth descriptions and depictions next to each barabaric instrument, it was highly instructive, entertaining and yes, a tad horrifying.... More 

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It took about 6 hours to get there and arrives just before last admittence but it was worth it. It is let out like a museum and then information is in Romanian and English. There are also audio tours but we passed on that. It was very interesting and the views are amazing. There are lots of steps, some of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Being british I have a perception of castles as fortresses and whilst this is a fortress it is different with the narrow passages , different style decorations in rooms, more like a home than a castle, and then theirs dracula, the myth. I would have liked to do the after dark tour but time was against us but it would... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Laid over Bucharest following a riverboat cruise to take in Dracula's Castle. Castle's exterior and scenic views were impressive. It was a cold day and quite windy at the top of the walkway before entering the castle. Interesting to find how small the rooms and doorways were inside.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go early in the morning to try and avoid the rush of people later on in the day. Souvenir shops all along the entrance to castle which you must pass through. Parking difficult. Many people, both tourists and people from country. Castle itself I have to say was disappointing. I was expecting something nice, but saw nothing worthwhile. Corridors are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, what a place! Amazing castle, just as you would imagine. We were lucky enough to be shown around buy a very funny and knowledgeable tour guide... ticks all off the castle fantasy boxes! The town it's self is quaint and beautiful and caters very well for the tourist shopper.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Instead of going with those expensive tour from Bucharest, we rent a car for a day and we made our own tour. We started with Peles Castle, the Bran Castle and finally and evening walk in Brasov. At our own pace. The difference in price isimpressive! Peles Castle: It's a must. You can only visit it with a 30-45 min... More 

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