The real name of the Castle is Bran, however, it is largely known as Dracula's Castle; it is located in Brasov, in Romania.
The story of this castle is tightly linked to the one of Count Dracula, identified as the Prince of Wallachia, Vlad Tepes, and his cruel temperament.
If you are into the mysterious world of vampires and of sinister places, Romania could tick the box and fulfill such expectations and desires.
How to organize a visit to Bran Castle? How to get there? Here you will find the replies to your questions so that you can start fantasizing about your upcoming departure.
WHERE IS BRAN CASTLE LOCATED?
Dracula's Castle is located in the village of Bran, not far from Brasov, in Transylvania.
Brasov can be easily explored on foot, and boasts several points of interest, such as Casa Sfatului, the Council House, a 1420-palace with its famous Trumpeter's Tower.
HOW TO GET TO BRAN CASTLE FROM BUCHAREST
To best visit Bran Castle, our suggestion is you fly to Bucharest and, from here, you get a train to the village of Brasov.
The train journey takes almost 3 hours and the ticket costs less than 10 euro per person.
Once arrived in Brasov, you have 2 travel options: to get a bus (the bus stop is located near the train station and the ticket costs from 3 to 5 euro, depending on which bus company you pick) or to get a taxi which will get you to the castle in 35-45 minutes. It will cost you roughly 12 euro (remember to bargain over the price of the taxi ride in advance).
HOW MUCH DOES THE TICKET TO THE BRAN CASTLE COST?
The visit to the castle cost 35,00 Lei, which equals to roughly 7 euro per person, if you are a student you can purchase a reduced ticket, by simply showing your student ID or ID card. The reduced ticket for students costs di 20Lei (4.50 Euro)
WHERE TO SLEEP IN BRAN
We advise you against traveling from Bucharest to Bran on the day, you might risk not to enjoy the visit to the Castle end to feel extremely tired on your way back. That's why we suggest you stay at least for one night in one of these amazing hostels in Brasov.
Operating since 2004, every year it welcomes thousands of travelers and found lovers of the Count Dracula. It enjoys a prime location, convenient both to visit Brasov and to easily get to Bran Castle.
The hostel is located a stone's throw from Brasov Old City, in a similarly central location as the previous hostel. Here, guests can take part to one of the BBQ events organized at the hostel, in an outdoor fully dedicated BBQ area.
Located close to the Council House and to the Biserica Neagră, this hostel is really comfortable.
It provides only dormitories, from 3 to 10 beds, and it is also located in an area well served by bars and restaurants.