The Castle is one of the most popular visitor sites in Romania both for Romanians and foreigners.
Gifted to Queen Marie of Romania by local citizens after Transylvania became a Romanian province in the early 1920s, she restored it into its present state. For Queen Marie's and other stories on the Castle see:
The Castle was confiscated by the Communist government in 1948 and in 1950 the castle became a national monument to which was added a museum of restored village buildings. In May 2006, the castle was restituted to Archduke Dominic von Habsburg, the heir of Princess Ileana last royal owner of the castle.
Official Bran Castle website
See the Ministry of Culure's website