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Bran Castle

Stronghold · Transylvania
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  • / Bran Castle, commonly referred to as “Dracula’s Castle”
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  • / The children's toy room
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  • / Bedroom of King Ferdinand I
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  • / Music Hall & Library
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The fortress, located on the border between the Transylvania and Muntenia historical provinces, between the Bucegi and Piatra Craiului Mountains attracts numerous tourists due to the Legend of Count Dracula.

Initially Bran Castle was a fortress known as Dietrichstein, built by the Order of the Teutonic Knights in 1212, then conquered by Saxons in the late 13th century.

The fortress is now a museum dedicated to displaying art and furniture collected by Queen Maria. Tourists can see the interior on their own or by a guided tour. At the bottom of the hill is a small open-air museum park exhibiting traditional Romanian peasant structures (cottages, barns, etc.) from across the country.

Opening hours


Monday: 12PM - 6PM

Tue–Sun: 9AM - 6PM

Last Admission: 6PM



Monday: 12PM - 4PM

Tue–Sun: 9AM - 4PM

Last Admission: 4PM

Fee: User
Paul Wasicsek 
Updated: March 29, 2020

Public transport


Bus terminal No. 2 Brasov, provides regular rides between Brasov and Bran - Moeciu and return trips, with departures at every 30min, and at every hour during weekends.


The access by train is possible only up to Brasov. From Brasov you can transfer to bus service or pick-up the taxi service. More details in the Bus/Taxi tabs.

Getting there

From Bucharest, head north on DN1/E60, pass by Ploiesti, continue to follow DN1/E60, after Azuga turn left on DN73A, at Rasnov turn left onto DN73/E574, drive 10KMs and Bran Castle will be on the left.

From Brasov, head northwest to Rasnov on DN73/E574, continue straight to Bran, castle will be on the left.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Bran Castle

Str. General Traian Mosoiu 24
507025 Bran
Phone +4 0268 237-700 Fax +4 0268 237-702


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