Following the tracks of Count Dracula – a four day trip

Following the tracks of Count Dracula – a four day trip

Are you a fan of vampires? Did you know that according to myths Dracula was the first vampire ever? Now you have the opportunity to visit his homeland and trace him down! Spend the grimmest holiday of the year investigating the tracks of Count Dracula. Beginning on the 30th of October you can set out on a 4 day journey and find out more about the most famous vampire in the world. Visit the legendary land of Transylvania and stop by the important spots connected to the life of Vlad the Impaler... [ read more ]

A two-day trip to Bran

A two-day trip to Bran

Thanks to the Bran Castle and the interest shown by visitors from around the world to this site, Bran is currently undergoing a process of rapid development. Though it is a rather small resort, you may be surprised of how many sights there are to cover in a two - day trip to Bran. So, let’s not waste time any longer and begin our trip! Day 1 The Bran Castle, one of the most valuable monuments of medieval architecture in Romania, is known by tourists from around the world as Dracula’s Castl... [ read more ]

Bran - A traditional resort

Bran – A traditional resort

I know I have told you this already but I have to repeat myself. Bran does not revolve only around Dracula and its castle. In fact, Bran is a very traditional resort, where you can experience folk and popular practices and events that have been taking place since time immemorial. The inhabitants of Bran are very fond of these traditions and people all over the country come to see them since they’re truly special events. The Cheese and Pastrami Festival Every year, at the beginning of Oct... [ read more ]

Visiting the surroundings of Bran

Visiting the surroundings of Bran

What makes Bran an ideal holiday destination is its being located in a wonderful area where you simply cannot get bored. Once you have discovered every secret this legendary place has, you can start visiting the surroundings of Bran. The region is surrounded by the Barsa, Bucegi and Piatra Craiului mountains. The tourist potential is, thus, highly developed, suitable for hiking, skiing, hiking, bungee jumping or riding. The rich authentic folklore just adds charms to these natural beauties. ... [ read more ]

Cultural Events at Bran

Cultural Events at Bran

This spectacular Romanian resort tells more than the Gothic story everyone is familiar with. Surprisingly for some of you, not everything at Bran revolves around the legend of Dracula. Moreover, the focal point of attraction for this place is its medieval legacy. As such, many cultural events at Bran exploit this castle’s medieval aura. Rockin’ Transilvania This is an open air festival that usually takes place every year in June on the plateau named ‘The Heart of the Queen’ which is to... [ read more ]

Accommodation in Bran

Accommodation in Bran

If you feel like taking a break from the agitated city life and enjoying the fresh air of the mountains then you should definitely come to Bran, a place where the Romanian traditions are still alive and especially, a place where you will feel like home. Known mostly for Dracula’s castle and its intriguing legends, Bran became in the past years the most important Romanian attraction for tourists all around the world. If you are also planning on coming to Bran, then you should of course make the... [ read more ]

Dracula's Legacy at Bran

Dracula’s Legacy at Bran

The image that we all have today of Dracula is a mélange of real historic facts with several legends related to the rule of Vlad the Impaler (Vlad Tepes), a Romanian medieval prince in Wallachia. To these a series of unfavorable chronicles added with the intention of ruining his reputation at the epoch. Last but not least, all these were rounded by Bram Stoker’s famous novel, Dracula, written in 1897. The truth about Vlad the Impaler (1456-1462; 1476) Despite the negative image that thi... [ read more ]

Bran - Accommodating Royalty

Bran – Accommodating Royalty

Everyone associates the Bran castle with Count Dracula though in fact it was the second summer residence of Queen Marie of Romania at the beginning of 20th century. This is enough reason for the castle to be a memorable site since the queen has left her mark all over it. As such, Bran is not only a legendary Gothic-like castle but as this article Bran – Accommodating royalty is about to show, it is a place suitable for Romania’s finest queens. Queen Marie of Romania For those of you fo... [ read more ]

Bran - A Medieval Castle

Bran – A Medieval Castle

What is it that we are still deeply fascinated by times when the majority of people lived precariously under the rule of a handful of rich noblemen who devoted their time to winning battles and new territories? I cannot provide an accurate answer to this question but I can give you the name of a place that even today bears much resemblance to a dim and distant past: Bran – a medieval castle. Sometimes fascination is brought about by understanding a little something about the history of such ... [ read more ]

Welcome to Bran!

Welcome to Bran!

This is a destination where you will find many of the values that Romanians cherish, a destination where you will definitely want to return whenever you get the chance. It is yet another place that wonderfully blends natural beauty with interesting history and unchanged traditions. While at Bran, you are most likely to feel like in-between worlds, between past and present, between tradition and modernity. No wonder that more and more tourists (from home and abroad) visit it annually. Of course... [ read more ]