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Dracula's Castle Up for Sale
Global Post ^ | May 13, 2014 | Jess Zimmerman

Posted on 05/19/2014 7:51:16 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Bran Castle (Dracula castle), Bran, Transylvania, Romania

Now you can own Dracula’s castle

Transylvania's Bran Castle, long connected with Bram Stoker's indelible creation, is for sale.

Count Dracula never lived in Bran Castle, in the Transylvania region of Romania, because he was a fictional character.

But look, it’s a Gothic-looking castle in Transylvania — plus, Vlad the Impaler, the historical figure who inspired Bram Stoker’s indelible creation, was reportedly imprisoned here. So it’s no surprise that it’s commonly called “Dracula’s Castle,” and that (like Transylvania’s Hunyad Castle and Poenari Castle in Wallachia) it’s often linked with the vampire legend. And now, you can own it. If you happen to be fabulously, outrageously connected and rich.

Bran Castle isn’t “for sale” in the way a normal house that isn’t a spooky mountaintop fortress haunted by the spirits of the damned undead and their victims might be “for sale.” But Mark Meyer of New York law firm Herzfeld and Rubin says that he’s entertaining offers on behalf of the castle’s current owners, Archduke Dominic Habsburg and his sisters Maria Magdalena and Elizabeth.

You may need to outbid the Romanian government — reportedly, Archduke Dominic offered to sell it to them for $80 million. You’re unlikely to be able to manage upkeep without tourists traipsing through — now 560,000 people a year come to visit. And you have to feel okay about the lack of plumbing — there are bathrooms for visitors, but the ones in the residential part of the castle were destroyed when the castle fell under the control of the communist Ceaușescu regime.

But if you can get past those obstacles, look what you get: bulletproof walls, loads of history (Romania’s royal family lived here until 1948), beautiful hilltop views to spot approaching armies, and so many bedrooms that it might take you years to find out which ones still contain undead brides.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; History; Miscellaneous; Society; Travel; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bloodsuckers; bramstoker; brancastle; carpathianmountains; castle; dracula; forsale; realestate; romania; transylvania; vampire; vladtheimpaler
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1 posted on 05/19/2014 7:51:16 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

Been there! Must see if you are in Romania—the beauty of the Carpathian Mountains is akin to our Black Hills.


2 posted on 05/19/2014 7:54:04 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: DogByte6RER

I bet that would be really creepy to be in there alone at night.


3 posted on 05/19/2014 7:54:53 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: DogByte6RER

The nicest part of donating blood (aside from the juice and cookies afterwards, plus the occasional free T-shirt): those lovely reclining chairs!


4 posted on 05/19/2014 7:55:31 PM PDT by thecodont
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"there are bathrooms for visitors, but the ones in the residential part of the castle were destroyed when the castle fell under the control of the communist Ceaușescu regime."

An 80 million dollar fixer-upper.

5 posted on 05/19/2014 7:55:32 PM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Nice crib. I’d insist on indoor plumbing, though. And a rumpus room with a wide-screen TV. And a nice, friendly, soundproof dungeon where I could torture my enemies before I made them disappear. Oh, and a breakfast nook too. I like breakfast nooks.


6 posted on 05/19/2014 7:55:49 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Veggie Todd

Wonder if they serve Im-Pale Ale?


7 posted on 05/19/2014 7:56:34 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: DogByte6RER

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8 posted on 05/19/2014 7:56:37 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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My Sister and Brother-in-Law were there last year. They sent me a lot of pics of Dracula’s birthplace and of his castle. The one they visited didn’t really look like that one.

Interestingly it was on top of a hill and they had a John Deere tractor pulling a trailer full of tourists up to the castle.


9 posted on 05/19/2014 7:57:41 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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10 posted on 05/19/2014 7:58:41 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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You can take the fridge and water softener, but the impalement pikes stay or it’s no deal!


11 posted on 05/19/2014 7:59:07 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: DogByte6RER

I love Castles,the history and mystery of them.


12 posted on 05/19/2014 8:00:21 PM PDT by mdittmar
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It's been for sale for years. It was for sale when Tony Bourdain went through the area, spreading his version of the 4 horsemen.

/johnny

13 posted on 05/19/2014 8:00:25 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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The quiet nights and Cognac in front of giant fireplaces would be nice, and walks in the woods on foggy nights with a few friends, talking and imagining, while having candlelit midnight picnics and red wine, as the wolves howl.

I don’t see how the super rich resist these kinds of temptations, it must be how they get rich.


14 posted on 05/19/2014 8:02:42 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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"The quiet nights and Cognac in front of giant fireplaces would be nice, and walks in the woods on foggy nights with a few friends, talking and imagining, while having candlelit midnight picnics and red wine, as the wolves howl."
15 posted on 05/19/2014 8:09:55 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: DogByte6RER

For a minute there I thought you were referring to the White House.
Plenty of blood suckers abound in that residence.


16 posted on 05/19/2014 8:13:00 PM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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17 posted on 05/19/2014 8:15:30 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Perhaps a good housing project for the Usurper and the Wookie


18 posted on 05/19/2014 8:20:52 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Veggie Todd
I bet that would be really creepy to be in there alone at night.

Yup, wind howling in the eaves outside, somewhere in the distance the howl of a wolf, then the single candle gutters out leaving only the moon to light your room as the door slowly creaks opens to reveal a sinister figure:


19 posted on 05/19/2014 8:21:11 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: DogByte6RER

Vlad the Impaler did a pretty good job fighting the Muzzies back during his time.


20 posted on 05/19/2014 8:25:54 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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