Dracula’s Castle Is For Sale, But It Might Bleed You Dry
Dracula’s castle is for sale, but the $86 million price tag might bleed you dry.
It isn’t actually Dracula’s castle, obviously, but that’s the nickname given to Bran Castle, Romania’s largest tourist attraction, as it reportedly inspired the castle Bram Stoker described in “Dracula.”
There’s more of a connection: The castle is located in the region where Vlad Tepes, or Vlad the Impaler, of the House of Draculesti, carried out his reign of terror in the 15th century. Vlad the Impaler is generally considered to be the inspiration for Dracula and is said to have been imprisoned in Bran Castle for several months.
The property has been placed informally on the market by Archduke Dominic, according to the Daily Telegraph.
No formal asking price has been placed but “if someone comes in with a reasonable offer, we will look at who they are, what they are proposing, and will seriously entertain the idea,” said Mark Meyer of law firm Herzfeld and Rubin, as quoted at the Daily Mail. The law firm would handle any sale of the property.
But the Telegraph says the archduke had offered the property to the Romanian government for the equivalent of CAD$83 million.
As a residence, it might be a little on the large side, but as a business, it has promise: Some 560,000 people visit the property every year, paying about $7 a head.
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