Dracula's castle for sale for the right price

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Dracula's Castle For Sale For The Right Price

For those of you shopping for a new home, here's a listing you might be interested in: Count Dracula's castle in Transylvania is now on the market.
Dracula's castle for sale for the right price
BRAN, ROMANIA: (FILES) Visitors view the courtyard of the Bran Castle, known as Dracula Castle, 200km north of Bucharest, 26 May 2006. Bran Castle, has been put up for sale for 60 million euros (75.6 million dollars) and local authorities in Romania are considering buying it, officials said 17 January 2007. The castle was returned in December 2006 to Dominic Habsburg, the grandson of Queen Mary of Romania, 58 years after it was seized by the communist regime. Habsburg, 68, initially agreed with the culture ministry that the castle would remain a museum for at least three years and could only be sold to the state. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL MIHAILESCU/FILES (Photo credit should read DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)
BRASOV, ROMANIA - JUNE 23, 2005: Bran Castle is being offered for sale to the Brasov County Council by the U.S.-based owner, Dominic von Habsburg who is a descendant of the Romanian royal family June 23, 2005 in Brasov, Romania. The castle built by the Teutonic knights in 1212 was used briefly by Romanian ruler Vlad the Impaler who was partly the inspiration for Bram Stoker's novel Dracula. Passed through royal hands for many generations the castle was the principal home of Queen Marie whose grandson Dominic von Habsburg had the castle returned only in May of 2006 by the Romanian governmen. In preparation for Romania joining to the European Union the government has been handing back assets seized during communist rule. The castle is reported to be worth $25-million (USD) (Photo by Wojtek Laski/Getty Images)
A view from a window, covered by rain drops, of the Gothic Bran Castle, better known as Dracula Castle, in Bran, in Romania's central Transylvania region, shows the surrounding area, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. The castle attracts numerous visitors in all seasons who want to experience first hand the atmosphere and landscape depicted in Bram Stoker's famous novel Dracula.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
A sculpture by Romanian artist Mircea Lacatus is back dropped by a church still under construction near the Gothic Bran Castle, better known as Dracula Castle, in Bran, unseen, in Romania's central Transylvania region, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. The castle attracts numerous visitors in all seasons who want to experience first hand the atmosphere and landscape depicted in Bram Stoker's famous novel Dracula.(AP Photo/Selcan Hacaoglu)
The Gothic Bran Castle, better known as Dracula Castle, is seen on a rainy day in Bran, in Romania's central Transylvania region, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. The castle attracts numerous visitors in all seasons who want to experience first hand the atmosphere and landscape depicted in Bram Stoker's famous novel Dracula.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
** FILE ** Bran Castle in Transylvania is seen in this May 26, 2000 file photo. The Habsburg family said Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007 that it wanted to sell a Transylvanian castle famous for its connections to the 15th century medieval ruler who inspired "Dracula", an attorney said. The family wanted to sell the castle for euro60 million, or US$78 million, to the local authorities. (AP Photo/Eugeniu Salabasev, File)
TRANSYLVANIA, ROMANIA - AUGUST 15, 2012: View on the patio of Bran castle. (Photo by Robert Kalb/ASAblanca via Getty Images)
BRAN, ROMANIA - MARCH 10: Bran Castle, famous as 'Dracula's Castle,' stands among Transylvanian mountains on March 10, 2013 in Bran, Romania. Bran Castle's reputation as the supposed home to Dracula corresponds little with Bram Stoker's novel, nor did Vlad Tepes, the sadistic 15th-century Wallachian prince, ever live there. Nevetheless the castle retains the myth and tourists flock there in large numbers. Bran Castle, along with the mountainous region of southern Transylvania, which is home to Saxon fortified towns and churches, are among the asssets the Romanian government hopes will bring increasing numbers of tourists to the country. Both Romania and Bulgaria have been members of the European Union since 2007 and restrictions on their citizens' right to work within the EU are scheduled to end by the end of this year. However Germany's interior minister announced recently that he would veto the two countries' entry into the Schengen Agreement, which would not affect labour rights but would prevent passport-free travel. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
A boy shows a souvenir coin depicting the Gothic Bran Castle, better known as Dracula Castle, in Bran, in Romania's central Transylvania region, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. The castle attracts numerous visitors in all seasons who want to experience first hand the atmosphere and landscape depicted in Bram Stoker's famous novel Dracula.(AP Photo/Selcan Hacaoglu)
** FILE ** A view from inside the walls of Bran Castle, near the Transylvanian city of Brasov, is seen in this May 2001 file photo. Romanian lawmakers voted Tuesday Sept. 25, 2007 that the Transylvanian fortress commonly known as Dracula's Castle was illegally returned to an heir of Romania's royal family and called on authorities to launch an investigation into the restitution. They said by law the castle should have been transferred to private ownership, before being restituted in May 2006. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
A sculpture commemorating Petru Darascu, a Romanian priest who survived several Communist prisons, by Ovidiu Nicolae Popa is backdropped by the Gothic Bran Castle, better known as Dracula Castle, in Bran, in Romania's central Transylvania region, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. The castle attracts numerous visitors in all seasons who want to experience first hand the atmosphere and landscape depicted in Bram Stoker's famous novel Dracula. (AP Photo/Selcan Hacaoglu)
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The humbly horrific abode is Eastern Europe's biggest tourist attraction accounting for more than half a million visitors every year. Which is odd, since Dracula never actually lived there.

The Huffington Post explains that the castle, nicknamed "Bran," supposedly inspired the castle in Bram Stoker's novel "Dracula." But he apparently never entered the home either.

The castle was built in 1388 and, believe it or not, the new homeowner will have some renovating to do.

Of all the 57 rooms, there's not a single bathroom -- and it's probably lacking a few 21st century touches.

Nonetheless, the owners are reportedly asking for a whopping $79 million. Even if it's outside your budget, we'd at least recommend going to the open house ... if you dare.
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