The Bran Castle is the most popular landmark when visiting Brasov. It’s a medieval citadel dating from 1377. It was built for military purposes. The castle had the role to safeguard a millennium-old trade route that was passing through the mountain pass from the Bran Gorge. The citadel is built on the place of a former wooden castle erected by the Teutonic nights in 1212. Besides its defensive purpose the Bran castle was also a customs point between Transylvania and Wallachia. Later on, when Transylvania became part of Romania, the fortress was turned into a royal residence. Queen Marie received it as a gift from the Saxons of Brasov, for her active role in the Trianon treaty. She refurbished it with the help of the Czech architect Karel Liman. This is how the Bran Castle received its fairy tale touch!
45 mins from Brasov / 30 km / Private Car, Mini-bus, Bus
Private Guided Tour
From 30 € / 145 RON – per person
Availability: Daily (Booking only!)
- The most popular landmark from Brasov County!
- Daily Private or shared tours!
- Explore Transylvania with a private local guide!
- Rich with culture and history!
- Can be combined with other landmarks and experiences and merged into a full-day trip !
- Languages: English, German, Romanian.
Included: Transport (Hotel pickup), Local Guide, Water.
Not Included: Entrance fees, Food.
Bran Castle Entrance Fees
Below you can find a list with the Bran Castle Admission Fees. Discounts for entry tickets are provided to seniors (65 years and above with ID card) and students ( with student card). Children under the age of 6 are allowed to enter for free. Disabled persons and institutionalized persons are also not charged.
The Torture Room is sold as an optional ticket. If you want too also visit the torture expo you have to pay a 10 RON fee. The same goes for the time tunnel ticket, which includes a ride with the elevator. If you want to complete the Brand Castle visit with the passage through the time tunnel you’ll be charged an additional 20 RON.
ADULT TICKET: 40 RON
SENIORS TICKETS (65+ YEARS): 30 RON
STUDENT ACCESS: 25 RON
*ACCESS TO TORTURE EXPO: 10 RON
*TIME TUNNEL TICKET: 20 RON
Tip: Amateur photos and videos outside and inside of the Bran Castle are free of charge!
Bran Castle Visiting Schedule
The Bran Castle can be visited 7 days a week, 365 days a year. However, the yearly visiting schedule is split in the High and Low Seasons. The High Season spreads from April 1 to September 30. The Low Season spreads from 1st of October to the 31st of March.
HIGH SEASON (APRIL 1 – SEPTEMBER 30)
Monday: 12PM – 6PM
Tuesday – Sunday: 9AM – 6PM
Last Admission: 6PM
LOW SEASON (OCTOBER 1 – MARCH 31)
Monday: 12PM – 4PM
Tuesday – Sunday: 9AM – 4PM
Last Admission: 4PM