Welcome to Count Dracula’s castle.

Bran castle sits on a small hill in the town of Bran, Romania. Matt and I decided to visit the place after watching an episode of Anthony Bourdain where he visits the castle best known as Dracula’s house. Though not creep or scary in the least, it was well worth the trip.

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Although most of the castle is closed to the public, you are free to roam 40+ decorated and furnished rooms and many outside areas.  Most chambers have an information plaque describing their use and history.

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There are more staircases than you can count, a real maze.  Most are cramped and eerily creaky.

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Secret staircase that leads to the top floor and a super cool patio with a view to kill for.

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Dracula’s bed.

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We try to avoid most tourist traps and came to visit this one with very low expectations.  This place is genuine, fun, very inexpensive and incredibly beautiful.

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