Bran Castle visitor numbers hits record high over past weekend
The Bran Castle located in Brasov County (north of Bucharest) last weekend registered 18,000 visitors, a record high since 1948, when the Bran museum opened to the public; for a comparison, in a usual summer weekend the number of visitors is 12,000, administrator of the Bran Domain, Alexandru Priscu said.
„This trend will continue, given that this is a holiday season and the numbers of visitors to the Bran Castle are usually highest in July, August and September,” said Priscu.
The administrator mentioned that the number of tourists who visited the Bran Castle in the first quarter of this year was 17 pct higher than in the same period last year, „which is gratifying under the current economic circumstances.”
„Castle visitors come from the U.S., Great Britain, Israel, Japan, France, Germany, or the Netherlands,” said Alexandru Priscu.
„The Bran Castle hosts over Aug. 12-14 the second edition of the Strongholds Tournament festival and the organizers expect tourists to swarm the place in this period,’ added the Bran Domain administrator. Christian Macedonschi, one of the festival organizers, who is also the representative of the German Economic Club in Brasov, on Wednesday told a press conference that „the Brasov City, which hosted last weekend a section of the Strongholds Tournament, had 8,000 visitors, a quite high number compared to other weekends.”