Skip to comments.Dracula's Castle Up for Sale
Posted on 05/19/2014 7:51:16 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Now you can own Draculas 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, its a Gothic-looking castle in Transylvania plus, Vlad the Impaler, the historical figure who inspired Bram Stokers indelible creation, was reportedly imprisoned here. So its no surprise that its commonly called Draculas Castle, and that (like Transylvanias Hunyad Castle and Poenari Castle in Wallachia) its often linked with the vampire legend. And now, you can own it. If you happen to be fabulously, outrageously connected and rich.
Bran Castle isnt for sale in the way a normal house that isnt 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 hes entertaining offers on behalf of the castles 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. Youre 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 (Romanias 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.
Been there! Must see if you are in Romania—the beauty of the Carpathian Mountains is akin to our Black Hills.
I bet that would be really creepy to be in there alone at night.
The nicest part of donating blood (aside from the juice and cookies afterwards, plus the occasional free T-shirt): those lovely reclining chairs!
An 80 million dollar fixer-upper.
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.
Wonder if they serve Im-Pale Ale?
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.
You can take the fridge and water softener, but the impalement pikes stay or it’s no deal!
I love Castles,the history and mystery of them.
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.
For a minute there I thought you were referring to the White House.
Plenty of blood suckers abound in that residence.
Perhaps a good housing project for the Usurper and the Wookie
Vlad the Impaler did a pretty good job fighting the Muzzies back during his time.