Bran Castle represents both a historical place and a legend. It is the source which inspired the most fascinating legend of the blood- shedding Count Dracula, and it will bring you back in time. The village of Bran is the gateway between Transylvania and Wallachia with one side lined by the Piatra Craiului Mountains and the other by the Bucegi Mountains.
The Rasnov Fortress, was built as part of a defensive system for the Transylvanian villages exposed to outside invasions. A decisive aspect for building the fortress at its location was the route of the invading armies which were coming from the Bran pass and were passing through Râșnov, on their way to Braşov and other parts of the Burzenland region. The only chance of survival for the inhabitants of the area, including the ones from Cristian and Ghimbav villages, was the refuge inside the citadel of Râşnov. Compelled to stay there for decades, the people of Râșnov and the nearby villages turned the fortification into their long-term place of residence.
If you have more time for exploring Transylvania, then you might consider, also, Sighisoara Sightseeing Tour.
- Tour Duration: 6-7 hours
- Group Size: 2-17 people
- Specialty Category: Sightseeing
- Tour Customizable: Yes
- Meeting place: Brasov-The Council Square or your hotel/guesthouse;
- The cost mentioned on this page (20 €/person) is calculated for a group of 17 persons.