Bran Castle FAQs

What is Bran Castle famous for?

Count Dracula, a fictional vampire, is commonly linked to Bran Castle.

The Romanian castle is similar to Castle Dracula, as portrayed in Bram Stoker’s novel (1897) Dracula.

Both are perched on rocky ledges and command stunning views. 

Stoker, however, never visited the castle or even Romania.

Who owns Bran Castle now?

Bran Castle was officially handed to Princess Ileana’s heirs in 2006.

The Archduke Dominic von Habsburg of Austria-Tuscany, Archduchess Maria Magdalena, and Archduchess Elisabeth currently own it.

Is Bran Castle accessible to the general public?

Yes, the general public can visit Bran Castle throughout the year.

When was Bran Castle built?

Bran Castle was initially built in 1388, but over the years, it has undergone numerous renovations.

Where is Bran Castle located?

Bran Castle is located in Strada General Traian Moșoiu 24, Bran 507025, Romania.

Is Bran Castle really Count Dracula’s Castle?

No. Actually, Count Dracula’s Castle is promoted as Bran Castle to boost tourism.

The fictitious castle in Bram Stoker’s and Bran Castle and Dracula are not all that similar.

Can we visit Bran castle at night?

No, Bran Castle is only open during the day.

However, through night tours like Dracula’s Castle after hours and the Halloween party at Bran Castle you can have that experience.

Do I need tickets to enter Bran Castle?

Yes, you must purchase tickets to enter Bran Castle.

You can Buy Admission tickets online to avoid long queues and guided tours for in-depth exploration with experts.

Does Bran Castle have parking facilities?

Yes, paid parking facilities are available at Bran Castle. 

However, just a few hundred meters past the castle, in Bran village, you can park for free if you want to save a few dollars.

What are the opening hours of Bran Castle?

Bran Castle remains open all year.

Low Season (1 October- 31 March)High Season(1 April- 30 September)
Monday: 12 PM- 4 PMMonday: 12 PM- 6 PM
Tuesday – Sunday: 9 AM- 4 PMTuesday – Sunday: 9 AM- 6 PM
Last Admission: 4 PMLast Admission: 6 PM

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