Most who think about Transylvania think about mountains, dark forests and Dracula!
All three things exist in Transylvania, well maybe the forest aren’t that dark but there are a lot of trees. If you visit Dracula’s Castle you will probably stay in Brasov, which is the biggest city of the area.
Where to Stay?
Brasov has a couple of hotels and hostels to accommodate all the tourists who come to visit Dracula’s castle.
If you are looking for a great hostel with a good price-performance ratio I’d recommend staying at Kismet Dao. The service of this hostel surprised me and was one of the best hostels I stayed at.
You can get a bed in a shared room from 10 Euros, which includes breakfast, towel, unlimited wifi and internet, coffee and tea all day and one beer!
How to get to Dracula’s Castle?
If you depend on public transportation that you take the bus from Autogara 2 and not Autogara 1, which is right next to the train station. There are a buses leaving for about 6 lei one way. The ride takes about 45 minutes and brings you safely right in front of Bran Castle.
What does Dracula’s Castle cost?
The entrance price for bran castle is 20 lei for adults; students get a 50 % discount with their student card. If you want to take pictures you will have to pay another 20 lei (nobody checks once you are inside).
What can we do at Dracula’s Castle?
Once on the hill where the castle lays you will have to walk up some stairs before entering. There is a route from entrance till exit you have to follow with hundreds of others with you. Unfortunately, it’s very busy as many people come to see it.
To get a picture of the castle without people is very difficult and you might want to consider very late before the castle closes (summer 6 pm, winter 4 pm).
You will go through most of the rooms. On some walls you will find explanations of the history of the castle, the region and the rooms. What isn’t mentioned on them is, that most of the furniture in there is bought and are antiques. Nearly nothing is an original from the time when the kings and queens liven in the castle and nothing actually belonged to the castle.