10 Things to Do in Bran That You Shouldn't Miss

December 22, 2017 Deane Carmody

Discover the best top things to do in Bran, Romania including Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti, Dino Parc, La Cabane Aux Images, Palamari's Cultural Center, Moeciu de Sus - Day Tours, Transylvanian Wolf, Rasnov Escape, Bucegi Mountains, Horror House Bran.
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1. Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)

Str. General Traian Mosoiu nr. 24, Bran 507025, Romania +40 769 469 843
Excellent
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4 based on 4 reviews

Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)

Dear Visitors to Bran Castle,On June 1, 2009, we celebrated the return of the heirs of Princess Ileana with Bran Castle’s rebirth as the first private museum and premiere tourist destination of Romania.June 1st Is the International Day of Children and Bran Castle’s day of revival.Fittingly, we have chosen to celebrate the day with special events for children, so that we may all remain fresh and young at heart.During the past year we have completed refurbishing the Castle, recapturing the spirit of Queen Marie’s favorite retreat and the loved home of her descendents. We have installed easy to read informational plaques and a media room for our visitors. We are currently restoring the park, as well as renovating all the facilities. We are also preparing additional cultural events and entertainment for our visitors.Following the Castle’s change of ownership, director Narcis Ion remained with the Ministry of Culture, but has continued to be our valued advisor. We have welcomed a new group of managing directors: Lia Doru Trandafir, Corin Trandafir, and Alexandru Priscu.We are happy to receive every guest that comes to visit us.Welcome to our castle, our home.Sincerely,Dominic HabsburgMaria-Magdalena HolzhausenElisabeth Sandhofer

Reviewed By LaCarmina - Tokyo, Japan

As a Goth, standing inside Dracula's castle was a lifelong goal! I was invited to the Experience Romania travel bloggers conference, for my La Carmina blog. It took a few hours to drive to Brasov from Bucharest, but the Carpathian mountain landscape of Transylvania was well worth it. Inside Bran Castle, it was a treat to learn about Vlad the Impaler's rule, as well as strigoi vampire Romanian legends associated with Satan. While Vlad Dracul probably never lived here, the mix of folklore and mystery was a delight in this ominous medieval castle.

2. Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti

DN 73A km 6 - near the entrance in Zarnesti from Rasnov, Zarnesti 500075, Romania +40 268 471 202
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4.5 based on 498 reviews

Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti

Libearty Bear Sanctuary is the biggest brown bear sanctuary from Europeand has the largest surface in the world. Here, 75 bears found a nice home in this 5 stars welfare facility. Here you can see happy bears in their natural environment, after a bad life in circuses and zoo cages. The tours are guided by trained animal welfare experts and the visitors can see brown bears really close.

Reviewed By David1sheffield_UK - Sheffield, UK

Beautiful bears, horrible stories of cruelty towards the bears will leave you feeling like humans really don't get it at all. Tour lasts a bout an hour with an informative and interesting guide. There are limited facilities/gift shop.

3. Dino Parc

Strada Cetatii | Pe Drumul Catre Cetatea Rasnov, Rasnov 505400, Romania +40 368 808 805
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4.5 based on 191 reviews

Dino Parc

Dino Parc Rasnov is a recreation park and an open air museum, located on Strada Cetatii, close to Rasnov Citadel. Besides the impressive route with 50 scientific certified real sized dinosaurs, the park also has playground for children, tree houses, a 9D cinema, an adventure route, a laser maze, unique Exhibitions and much more interactive areas.

Reviewed By lupu100 - Cluj-Napoca, Romania

For children is spectacular, adults can get bored ... I would not go second time but once worth seeing.Hello and thank you for your feedback, is important to us because we try to meet our visitors needs as much as possible. Improving our services is a continuous process and we will continue doing it. Have a good day.

4. La Cabane Aux Images

Valea Bangaleasa 148, Moieciu de Sus 507135, Romania +40 752 231 772
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5 based on 14 reviews

La Cabane Aux Images

Reviewed By Alexandru H

It is well situated and it is a good place for inspiration. We passed by and we did not stay here, so we cannot give you details about inside. From the outiside it seems like a nice place. We liked the mailing sign a lot :)

5. Palamari's Cultural Center

Str. Principala Nr. 39 C | Drumul Carului, Moieciu de Jos 507134, Romania +40 723 656 024
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Palamari's Cultural Center

Reviewed By Dan_Dehelean - Brasov, Romania

When I first arrived at Palamari's Center, I was impressed by the wooden houses and the little church, surrounded by a beautiful landscape. Very friendly staff welcomed me and offered me a unique experience. I have participated to a local cuisine workshop and I discover authentic and delicious meals.
I think Palamari's is a great place for spending a day or a weekend, with friends or colleagues.

6. Moeciu de Sus - Day Tours

Moeciu de Sus 31, Bran 507134, Romania
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5 based on 25 reviews

Moeciu de Sus - Day Tours

Day treks in the villages surrounding Bran, cultural day tours in the Brasov County, walks in the Bucegi and Piatra Craiului Mountains. Our highlight is the Moeciu de Sus day tour which brings visitors to a closer look on Romania's country life. We are nature lovers, tourism experts and we adapt our tours to what our guests desire.

Reviewed By giovanna277 - Jerusalem, Israel

we went there by touristic bus and then got the horses to go to a beautiful restaurant there. the place is old and the whole nature is amazing and breathtaking and you feel you 're living in the 18th century

7. Transylvanian Wolf

Zarnesti, Romania
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4.5 based on 54 reviews

Transylvanian Wolf

Reviewed By Ruleena - Falls Church, Virginia

Dan and Luminita are the most wonderful hosts; if you would like to get a true taste of Romanian life and culture, cooking, and Wilderness, Transylvanian Wolf is a must. We spent two weeks in Romania and can say that Transylvanian Wolf was an absolute highlight. Dan and Luminita are so knowledgeable and are happy to share in Romanian culture and history and folklore. The rooms are charming and feature traditional Romanian wood stoves (a great perk for our fall stay!). Luminita's cooking is out of this world----be sure to try the blueberry brandy! We enjoyed our treks in the Carpathians with Dan very much and learned so much about the local wildlife and culture from his insights (Dan also gives great recommendations for activities in other parts in Romania---he ended up recommending visits to what turned out to be our other favorites activities in Romania---he really knows Romania tourism inside out). Bottom line---if you are going to Romania, stay with Dan and Luminita---you will get a real sense of rural, Romanian life. Thank you to Dan and Luminita for a great stay!

8. Rasnov Escape

Str. Iazului nr. 18, Rasnov 505400, Romania +40 757 224 237
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5 based on 54 reviews

Rasnov Escape

You're a team of 2 to 6 experts hired to solve the Rasnov Citadel hidden secrets. Find the clues, put them together and find the Knights’ Secrets! Find old scrolls, read the spell and find the exit out of the Mystic Chamber! Search together, find together, solve together! You have less than 60 minutes to solve the clues and escape. Can you do it?

Reviewed By Catalin R

Been there with a very large group. The guys there handled it perfect, there are very nice people. First experience this kind, didn t know what to expect, turned out to be extraordinary. Fun, mind challenging, is the best friends game. Convenient location, plenty of...MoreThank you very much for your review! We're glad you had a good time, it's been challenging and fun for us, too! We're glad you enjoyed your first room escape experience and we wish you good luck in the future! :D

9. Bucegi Mountains

Main Steet | Bucegi Mountains, Sinaia 106100, Romania +40 770 124 709
Excellent
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4.5 based on 346 reviews

Bucegi Mountains

Reviewed By ygc3107

From several years, we go hiking every year in the Bucegi Mountains. There is a myriad of trails and interesting places there and we like also the sheer contrast between the wild nature and the confortable resorts nearby. It is impossible to get enough...

10. Horror House Bran

Principala Street No. 502 A, Bran 507025, Romania +40 730 188 884
Excellent
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3.5 based on 173 reviews

Horror House Bran

Reviewed By OPR04 - Timisoara, Romania

It is a fun adventure, kind of short (lasts only 5-10 minutes), but it is really scary. Even if you know that it isn't real and you expect something frightening to happen, you still get scared. The actors there had really creepy masks and played their role perfectly. At the end you could take pics with one of the actors in a mask. The guy was very nice, but still wouldn't want to stay next to him :). Overall it was a fun experience and worth the money.

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