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"Dracula's Castle" Is Up For Sale And It's Actually Really Beautiful

Well, it's not really Dracula's castle. But let's look at it anyway.

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The papers seem to think Bram Stoker based the castle in Dracula on it.


There is, however, no evidence that he knew anything about this castle, which has only tangential associations with Vlad III, voivode of Wallachia, or as you perhaps know him: Vlad the Impaler.


It formally belonged to Romania's Queen Consort in the days of the Habsburg royal family.

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When the Communists came to power in 1948, her descendents were given 24 hours to ship out. The family got the castle back after the Iron Curtain fell, and are now looking for new owners.

There's a plan for a glass elevator to be installed. It'll lead to a tunnel in the mountain.


And in there will be a light show featuring Dracula and telling the history of the castle.