Bran Castle this famous and legendary site, that spikes our interest every time we hear about it… Is it really as tremendous as it’s fame? Is Bran Castle worth visiting?
As a tour guide and tourist as well, I say ABSOLUTELY YES. I have been through every corner of this castle so many times I cannot even count, I have stopped and looked at it from afar and up close and it is simply astonishing. This castle has played so many roles, from medieval fortress to royal residence; it must have seen so many courageous battles and fearless knights, withstood many violent attacks and horrendous enemies.
You should not be expecting luxury as it was a defense fortress, you should not be expecting cobwebs and kitsch decorations. This castle has an impressive Gothic architecture that has been enhanced over the centuries, it has a beautiful location in a mountain pass and history that won’t disappoint.
Bran Castle is sited at the entrance to the Rucar – Bran passage, on the road connecting Brasov to Campulung, overtowered by the peaks of the Bucegi and the Piatra Craiului Mountains. Bran is less than 30 km far from Brasov, when following the national route 73, which leaves Braşov by its West end, through the Bartolomeu district. The distance to Bucharest is of less than 200 km.
Landscapes from Bran-Moeciu
Due to its lovely landscape and charming people, Bran-Moeciu is one of the most popular touristic areas in Brasov County and the ideal place to spend a great week-end or your holidays.
One can say that nature has been generous with this area because it is surrounded by the impressive silhouettes of the massifs Bucegi and Piatra Craiului, two of the most important elements in the Romanian mountainous touristic scenery. The landscape from this area is a harmonious mixture of different land forms (high mountains, plateaus, the curvy shapes carved by the rivers along their banks and the valleys that cross the land, shaped by the rich hydro-graphic network).
From Bucharest, head north on DN1/E60, pass by Ploiesti, continue to follow DN1/E60, after Azuga turn left on DN73A, at Rasnov turn left onto DN73/E574, drive 10KMs and Bran Castle will be on the left.
source site BRASOV – BRAN (ROUTE DN73/E574 30KM, 35 MINS DRIVING TIME)
From Brasov, head northwest to Rasnov on DN73/E574, continue straight to Bran, castle will be on the left.