The train from Bucharest to Peles Castle takes only 1 1/2 hours and what awaits you is simply magical! I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “pictures don’t do it justice”, and in this case that is so true! Researching the logistics of stopping to see Peles Castle on our train ride from Bucharest to our next Airbnb in Brasov, Romania, I discovered you could “supposedly” leave your luggage at the train station for a small fee. Well, that’s not the case anymore. Fortunately, a restaurant agreed to keep our luggage for a few hours while we explored the Castle. We took a taxi that should have cost about 10 lei (but was 20 lei = $5) three miles to the castle located in the Carpathian Mountains.
Peles Castle (it’s actually more like a palace) is splendid! I think someone came up with that word to describe it! Wandering from room to room, I felt the excitement rising, wondering what delightful things we were going to see next.
Here are some interesting facts gathered from Wikipedia: