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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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To: DogByte6RER
"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

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2360123/posts


8 posted on 05/19/2014 7:56:37 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

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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To: dontreadthis

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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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To: Billthedrill

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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To: DogByte6RER
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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To: DogByte6RER

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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To: ansel12
"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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To: peteyd
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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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To: yarddog

**and they had a John Deere tractor***

What! No LONG or BELARUS tractors available? (there is a joke here for people who have owned one)


21 posted on 05/19/2014 8:33:48 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Vlad the Impaler did a pretty good job fighting the Muzzies back during his time.

Yeah, people get Vlad all wrong. He was really a pretty reasonable guy - instead of massacring his prisoners he invited them all for a nice sit-down conversation. They were just short of chairs there. And when the Turkish ambassadors refused to take their turbans off to him, he didn't go nuts, he just helped them keep them on.

With a hammer and nails.

He just didn't have very good PR, that's all. These days we get him a New York publicist, a little market research, a press agent, and you've got Mother Teresa all over again. Well, except for the spikes part. We're gonna hafta focus group that one.

22 posted on 05/19/2014 8:34:11 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

It did look a bit odd to me. One just thinks you would see an Eastern European model.


23 posted on 05/19/2014 8:36:13 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: DogByte6RER

Oh yeah!
That’s more like it!


24 posted on 05/19/2014 8:41:48 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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To: Billthedrill

ROFLMAO!

He had a make an impression on those Muzzies that would last for centuries!


25 posted on 05/19/2014 8:44:35 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Larry Lucido

“Im-Pale ale”?
Goes well with stakes ... bloody stakes.


26 posted on 05/19/2014 9:12:14 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Billthedrill

LOL! Agree on the breakfast nook for sure!


27 posted on 05/19/2014 9:16:28 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Billthedrill

The first place my daughter lived in off-campus when she went to college was a nice split level single family house with a very odd room.

It had this HUMONGOUS kitchen/dining area. It was bigger than some NYC apartments. It also had a very large yard. But off this huge kitchen area was also kind of a large room. Way too big to be a breakfast nook. Could have been some kind of planting room, but why would you need that with the huge yard? Not a bedroom, too many windows and there was an little bedroom on that level.

Of course the kids used it as a beer-pong room, which it really seemed to be made for.

At one point the owner had some appraiser come to look over the house. He asked the roommate: what’s that room? She said: we were hoping you could tell us!


28 posted on 05/19/2014 9:21:19 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
Ok, lets see, now 560,000 people a year times $10 per visitor to the dungeon.

And I pay you four, five bucks a day to scare the crap out of people.
Hmm yea, I see it now. Very clearly.

Yes, yes,, It's all perfectly clear now.

YES! YES! YES!

29 posted on 05/19/2014 9:49:38 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Veggie Todd

Ever watch GHOST ADVENTURES? They had a full episode inside the castle and the idiots spent most of their time near the gulags where Vlad threw the impaled bodies to feed the dogs.


30 posted on 05/19/2014 9:52:19 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: DogByte6RER

“Nice knockers!” (I know, I know, wrong movie)


31 posted on 05/19/2014 10:37:55 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: jocon307

Sounds like a sunroom.


32 posted on 05/19/2014 10:47:35 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: DogByte6RER

Bran Castle - Dracula's Castle - Braşov Transylvania - Romania

A really nice photo essay of the castle and town.

My brother had already let me know the castle was for sale. It's a beautiful place. My brother sent me a souvenir from Romania. It's a decorated, round wooden box with Vlad on the lid. I like the box but I'm thinking I'll sand Vlad off of it. Can't bring myself to do it. There was a tiny bottle of holy water inside the box.

33 posted on 05/20/2014 1:01:05 AM PDT by Daaave ("Children of the night. What music they make.")
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To: Flag_This

Added to the Christmas list.


34 posted on 05/20/2014 2:46:34 AM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: Flag_This

Well I think we are entitled to this castle simply because hubby is a descendent of Bram Stoker. So there!


35 posted on 05/20/2014 7:50:46 AM PDT by sheana
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To: DogByte6RER
The problem would be a certain nosy neighbor who would be counting every car that parked on your street.


36 posted on 05/20/2014 9:15:45 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: RegulatorCountry

I guess that is what it was. It was a pretty nice house, that kitchen area was fantastic. The owner always rented it to college kids, so they didn’t really make the most of it.


37 posted on 05/20/2014 4:40:58 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Billthedrill
The sadistic butchery of Vlad the Impailer is overstated when one considers the trail of dead in the wake of Margaret Sanger.


38 posted on 05/21/2014 4:02:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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