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.
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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)
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)
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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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