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On June 1st, children conquer Bran Castle

On Children’s Day, the Royal Park of Bran Castle turns into a theme park.

The little ones will have plenty of fun with ziplines, climbing boards, skill workshops,
obstacle courses and other such surprises. And no, it’s not just a game!

A day full of tests and exercises is announced, under the careful guidance of the 2nd Mountain Hunter Brigade „Sarmizegetusa” Brașov. At the end, our little visitors will come out as scouts with a diploma! In addition, each child visits Bran Castle for free and receives a souvenir gift upon departure.

Let the parents be delighted with the joy of the little ones!

For any questions, details on phone 0268.237.700 or email office@bran-castle.com

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on June 1st at Bran Castle!

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JAZZ AT BRAN CASTLE 2023, 10th edition

Three or four words about JAZZ AT BRAN CASTLE, 10th edition,

25-26-27 August, 2023

The jazz festival hosted by Bran Castle will kick off its 10th edition on the last weekend of the summer, as it has been doing since 2013. No less than 10 concerts will take place on the three stages, located in places steeped in history and spirituality, bringing together the top names in world jazz. Artists from 13 countries will give recitals bringing us close to tones from Israel, Italy, England, New Zealand, Sweden, Norway, Bulgaria, Germany, Switzerland and Canada (as well as Haiti), as well as Serbia, Croatia and Romania. We will have new projects with many influences from the nu-jazz, experimental, fusion and rock spheres.

The first evening is dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the State of Israel, a formidable melting pot of jazz talent, and the opening band is the OFER MIZRAHI TRIO, which proposes music that interweaves Western jazz expression with distinct harmonies from the world of Eastern culture, as well as a unique performance featuring the whale-guitar, played by the titular instrument, who will be assisted by Talia Erdal on cello and David Hai Michaeli on double bass.

The second band of the evening is the ZIV RAVITZ TRIO, with musicians from different geographical areas: Israel, Italy and France. Gathered around one of today’s drum magicians in world jazz, the renowned Ziv Ravitz, Federico Casagrande on guitar and Christophe Panzani on saxophone are breaking new ground with their original and harmonious way of achieving the great performance, the interplay, that unique synergy.

Saturday will start in a spiritual place: the Evangelical Church in Râșnov. And there couldn’t be a more fitting setting for Kit F Downes, Hayden Chisholm and the PJEV women’s choir from Zagreb. The organ, saxophone, surpeti effects and five celestial voices will take you to another dimension, bring peace to your soul and let your mind fly. As every year, admission to the concert in the Evangelical Church in Râșnov is free.

2023 continues the initiative of the previous edition, offering you, with free access, the performances on the Romanian jazz stage, located in the Castle Park, where on Saturday, from 4 pm, you will meet or re-meet the pianist George Păiș, a virtuoso who shows us that the generations to come love, study and practice this universal music.

Also Kit Downes – this time as a trio – will open Saturday evening on the Bran Castle stage. KIT DOWNES TRIO ENEMY, with Petter Eldh on bass and James Maddren on drums, takes us through an intense, complex and energetic style. Their music is dense, „wildly free” and aims to push boundaries, both creatively and technically.

Norway – a country that never ceases to amaze with its impressive number of first-class artists – makes its voice heard through the double bass of Arild Andersen, probably the greatest active European musician. The (not at all) cool and brooding North blends with the sunny and lively Italy. Daniele Di Bonaventura‘s bandoneon will give Arild Andersen’s musical reply in an electrifying concert.

The evening will end with a very rare concert by the Bulgarian-German group BODUROV TRIO (Dimitar Bodurov, piano, Mihail Ivanov-Misho, double bass, Jens Düppe, drums) with the Israeli-American trumpeter ITAMAR BOROCHOV. The project presented is based on elements of Bulgarian folklore, combined in a unique and distinctive style with contemporary jazz and classical composition. The result is a dynamic performance with a rich palette of sounds and skilful improvisation.

We will be back on Sunday at 16:00 in the Castle Park where, with free access, the second session of local jazz will take place during this 10th edition of the Festival and where the protagonists will be young artists evolving under the stage name of JazzQuarters Trio. They are Bodo Tăbârca (drums), Dimitrie Cristian Milea (bass) and Vlad Briciu (keyboards), they have worked together in other musical contexts, but the JazzQuarters Trio project is a fresh incarnation of the formula, with an original repertoire or adapted according to a personal artistic manner.

On Sunday evening, a truly iconic group for jazz will take the stage: the COLIN VALLON TRIO, featuring pianist Colin Vallon, together with Patrice Moret on bass and Julian Sartorius on drums, who record on the prestigious ECM Records label and perform on major stages around the world and yes, in our country.

The festival will be rounded off by the French-Canadian supergroup TRIO M.O.M., bringing together brothers Louis and François Moutin, drummer and bassist, probably the most powerful and inventive rhythm section of the world-renowned and thriving hexagonal jazz scene, who have co-opted Haitian (now Canadian) saxophonist Jowee Omicil into this explosive project, the result exceeding the most fanciful expectations of jazz and jazz-rock lovers.

Tickets and subscriptions are waiting for you on

https://www.eventim.ro/…/jazz-at-bran…/performance.html

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Halloween at Bran Dracula’s Castle 2023 (recommended for adults only)

  • Halloween Special Tour (100 lei for adults, 50 lei for children), between 09:00 and 24:00 (last entry) – special effects, actors interacting with visitors, dark corners and low lights. Tickets can be purchased online, here
  • The Combo ticket (250 lei, (SOLD OUT) adults only!), which includes Halloween Special Tour and Halloween Party (600 sqm gala tent in the Royal Park, DJ set, lights, bar, opens at 21:00 until 04:00) . Guests will be provided with access wristbands, which are valid for the Halloween Party and the Tour. Tickets can be purchased online, here
  • Halloween Dinner at Queen Marie’s Tea House (600 lei) (SOLD OUT) – it includes 4 course dinner and a glass of wine / sparkling wine. There are 2 available slots – 18:00 and 21:30. Tickets are available only by reservation to office@bran-castle.com
  • The Count Special Guest ticket (800 lei) (SOLD OUT) – which includes Halloween Dinner, Halloween Special Tour and Halloween Party. Tickets can be purchased online, here

Tickets can be purchased online, here: or on spot, on the night of the event.

Besides the specific decorations, this year’s event will offer a unique sensory experience to our visitors: horror music and sounds, fantastic characters, special projections, film props, candies for children. The low level of light and squeaking floors will add the finishing touch to the atmosphere.

In addition, for those brave enough, the Time Tunnel is hosting a special show and the ticket costs 40 lei. The brave will be rewarded with a shot of black vodka.

Be cautious if you suffer from claustrophobia, are sensitive to intermittent lights and loud noises or carry children in your arms! Also, please consider the low temperatures and the slippery alleys and stairs. For your safety, listen to the instructions of Bran Castle staff.

For any further details / queries, contact us anytime +40268237700 or office@bran-castle.com

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Halloween for Children and Families

  • Halloween Special Tour for Children and Families (70 lei for adults, 30 lei for children), between 09:00 and 16:00 (last entry) – special effects, actors interacting with visitors, dark corners and low lights, all adjusted for the Count’s youngest guests.

Tickets can be purchased online, here: https://bilete.castelulbran.ro/en/ or on spot, on the night of the event.

Besides the specific decorations, this year’s event will offer a unique sensory experience to our visitors: horror music and sounds, fantastic characters, special projections, film props, candies for children. The low level of light and squeaking floors will add the finishing touch to the atmosphere.

In addition, for those brave enough, the Time Tunnel is hosting a special show and the ticket costs 40 lei. The brave will be rewarded with a shot of black vodka.

Be cautious if you suffer from claustrophobia, are sensitive to intermittent lights and loud noises or carry children in your arms! Also, please consider the low temperatures and the slippery alleys and stairs. For your safety, listen to the instructions of Bran Castle staff.

For any further details / queries, contact us anytime +40268237700 or office@bran-castle.com

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