The Bran Castle is one of the most beautiful castles not only in Romania, but also in Eastern Europe. Although it is often only mentioned as the place where the myth of Dracula was born, visiting the Bran Castle is more than that.
Historically speaking, the Bran establishment is first mentioned around 1211 when the Teutonic Knights erected a fortress in Bran for strategy-related purposes.
In 1388, the castle was build on a steep cliff between Magura and Dealul Cetatii, the location providing it an amazing view on the nearby valleys and forests. Vlad Tepes, the historical figure who inspired the myth of Dracula, can only be linked to the imposing castle in the year of 1459.
Nowadays, the Bran Castle is in the possession of Archduke Dominic, Archduchess Maria Magdalena and Archduchess Elisabeth and lucky visitors get to pass its gate every single day.
The fee for visiting the castle varies from 1.1€ for children to 7.8€ for adults and taking pictures/filming inside is permitted at all times. Seniors enjoy a special fee of 5.6€, unusually low for a visit to such a beautiful historical establishment.
A visit to Bran Castle can easily be linked to a trip to Brasov, an amazing historical city (less than 30 km from Bran) surrounded by the Southern Carpathian Mountains. The Saxon old town in Brasov is one of the best preserved old towns in Europe. The unique architecture and old fortifications are a destination on their own. Furthermore, in Brasov you are never far from the slopes.
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