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Bran & Rasnov

Bran Castle

Bran – shepherds village, located in a beautiful valley, flanked by Bucegi Mt and Prince’s Stone Mt, famous for the Bran castle, also known as Dracula Castle. It was initially built as a wooden fort in the early 13th century by the Teutonic Order, and then destroyed by Mongols in 1242. Construction of the stone castle commences in 1377 while the settlement of Bran begun nearby. The castle had a defensive role of the strategic route between Transylvania and Wallachia, and was once besieged by Vlad the Impaler.

Rasnov – little town located less than 10 miles away from Brasov, famous for its medieval citadel built around 1215 which was conquered only once in its existence . The citadel can be seen in the American film ‘’Cold Mountain’’. Located at the foot of the mountains, Rasnov recently became a center for ski sports holding the Winter Olympic Games for European Youth in 2013.  

Highlights:

Bran (Dracula) Castle                          Rasnov Fortress

Bran Fair                                                  Dino Park

Moeciu de Sus village                          Rasnoavei Cave

Magura village                                       Rasnoavei Gorges

Pestera Village                                       Liberty Brown Bear Sanctuary

Bran & Rasnov location
  • Bran Castle
  • Rasnov Citadel
  • Bran Valley
  • Bucegi Mt