Dracula Castle, the perfect day trip from Bucharest

Vampires, blood… all these things fascinate us! Before visiting Romania, I associated the country with vampires! But once I get there I understand that

Romania means more than this.

Still, the first thing I did when in Romania was to visit Bran Castle, a perfect day trip from Bucharest.
Why Bran Castle? Because this place is associated with Dracula, the most famous vampire in the world.

The castle is located about 200 kilometers away from Bucharest, Romania’s capital. The easiest and fastest way to visit Bran by renting a car from Bucharest. We rented a car from the airport, drop our luggage at the hotel and the next day we did the trip.
There are many nice accommodations in Bucharest! Some of them are close to the Old City while others are more discrete! It is up to you what you prefer!

Find the perfect accomodation for your stay in Bucharest

After a good night’s sleep, we head to Dracula’s castle! We were very excited! We read many articles about vampires and we were fascinated by Bram Stoker book. We started to imagine how things happened, what we will see and so on! There are lots of local legends about vampires and ghosts! You should not be worried! They all catch your attention very fast but you still should not forget that are only legends and nothing is real!
After 3 hours of drive, we reached Bran village the destination for our day trip from Bucharest. This beautiful village is located in the Romanian mountains, close to Brasov, another iconic city of Romania.

Bran castle is built on top of a rocky cliff with forest all around.

It is a medieval fortress and was a very important defense point.
The place has a very interesting history! Many rulers and kings lived in the castle! Each tried to adapt the buildings in accordance with their needs.
The fortress has many secret tunnels and chambers which are not open to the public. The castle itself has a very interesting and mystic touch and allows your imagination to fly free.

Dracula Castle, the perfect day trip from Bucharest
Bran Castle

We enjoyed the views from each window of the castle, we were impressed by the interior court and by the torture chamber. We did not expect to meet the Dracula but the way the castle is built and the surroundings fit perfectly with Bram Stoker castle.

The furniture inside the castle date from Queen Mary period and is very well preserved! You cannot ignore the massive pieces of furniture inside the castle! They are too beautiful!

During this day trip from Bucharest, you have the opportunity to see a little of Romania!  A small but beautiful piece from this country! You will immediately fall in love with this land and the people living here!

The best way to see Romania an experience its authentic and magnificent spots is by having a car rental to travel wherever you wish!

Like I said! The first thing we did after landing was to rent a car and start to discover this piece of heaven!


Whether you prefer day trips from your hotel or a tour around the country, car rental is the best way for creating your own experience and live your dream vacation


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