Activities at the Mansion and in the area of Bran

Reading | Travel | Sightseeing | Ski | Biking | Photography

Ping-pong and Fuss-ball inside the mansion

In the room inside the mansion you have access to a specially equipped area for ping-pong and fuss-ball. The room is very big. The atmosphere is always cozy due to the wide windows. It is the right place to spend an afternoon of your vacation together with your friends.

The ideal place for reading

Brătescu Mansion is the ideal place for reading. The fairy tale setup, the natural environment, the unique landscapes of Bran, the quietness of the place, the mansion scent, all of those are elements inviting you to read. Moreover, Brătescu Mansion is the ideal place for the artist in search of quietness and inspiration.

A good place for photography

Brătescu Mansion is located on the Valley of the River Poarta that flows throughout the village of Bran in a very special natural frame. The Mountains Bucegi rise towards the east, the broad-leaved and coniferous forests surround the area on both sides and the amazing landscapes are cascading. The old houses the stone bordered roads or the roads full of grass create an unique background. The surroundings of Brătescu Mansion offer infinite possibilities both for the experienced photographers and for the beginners in the art of photography.

The place to start your journey

From Bran, you can start the trip to the Mountains of Bucegi or you can go towards the village of Peștera to the road leading to the Mountains of Piatra Craiului. The roads to Bucegi start at the end of the concrete road following the river bank of Poarta. From Brătescu Mansion you can reach the ski slope in 5-7 minutes’ drive, wherefrom you can start the road up to the Cabbin of Omu.

Ski in Bran

In Bran, 5-7 minutes’ drive from Brătescu Mansion, there is the ski slope of Bran. At a 4 km distance from the Bran Castle, in the Valley of Poarta Bran, there are the 3 ski slopes with different difficulty levels, out of which two are homologated. The longest slopes measure 700 mt and have average to high difficulty (red and black slopes). There is also a slope for children with a baby-ski. The high slopes have a ski-drag. You can find ski equipment rental at the bottom of the slope. The slopes in Poiana Brașov are close enough, at approximately 30-40 minutes’ drive.

Mountain-bike in the area of Bran

Bran is the ideal place for biking. There are a lot of choices both for the lovers of extreme adventures and for those wishing for a light ride on a concrete road. You are also very near to the downhill road in Poiana Brașov.

Bran Castle

The main objective of the sightseeing trip in the area which also brought fame to this human settlement is located approximately 10 meters away by foot from Brătescu Mansion. There is a lot to say about the castle, many truths and many legends. As Brătescu Mansion is very close to the Castle, you have thus the possibility of visiting when the area is not fully crowded by tourists (first thing in the morning or in the evening time).

Other worth seeing places in Bran and the neighboring areas

Besides the main objectives of Bran, the Customs of Bran, the Church of Bran, you are relatively near to a series of other landmarks: the villages of Măgura, Șirnea, Peștera, thet offer a fabulous view of the Mountains Bucegi and the Mountains of Piatra Craiului. Also, the Citadel of Râșnov, Valea Cetății Cave (Râșnov), the natural reservation of bears in Zărnești are quite close to Bran.

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