Romanian Castle Said To Be Bram Stoker’s Dracula Inspiration Can Be Yours For $80 Million

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What do we think of when we think of Dracula? Vampires and Castles. Dracula is a fictional character, but the castle said to be an inspiration for Bram Stoker’s 1987 book has just been listed for sale. But you don’t need to be a fan of Dracula or vampires to appreciate this piece of real estate. This castle is the very definition of a medieval castle. It has spectacular views, a beautiful courtyard, and even a secret dungeon that was uncovered during renovation.

The Dracula castle for sale was built sometime between 1211 and 1388 and housed many warriors throughout its history until being gifted to the Habsburg royal family in 1920. When the communists came to power in 1948, the royal family was forced to leave the country. Now, the heirs of the Habsburg royal family run the castle as a tourist destination.

These heirs of the Habsburg royal family listed the Dracula castle for sale, ideally to sell it to a new owner who will continue operating the museum or perhaps open a hotel. Their listing price is $80 million. If you want the castle for yourself, be prepared to pay top dollar. The owners have not yet accepted a $47 million dollar bid from the Romanian Government and are looking for better offers.

But you don’t need to buy this castle to appreciate what it has to offer. Take a look at the castle yourself below!

‘Bram Castle’ is located in Braşov, Romania. Braşov is the seventh largest city in Romania and is located in the Transylvanian valley.

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The castle was built sometime between 1211 and 1388. Throughout its history, it has housed warriors, knights, and royal families.

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Queen Marie, the grand-daughter of queen Victoria, was the last owner of the castle before the communist takeover in 1948. The photo below is of Queen Marie and Princess Ileana.

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The castle property still contains Queen Marie’s tea house. This was where Queen Marie liked to enjoy her tea.

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Princess Ileana had her own house on the property as well.

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The castle grounds are known to be quite extensive and there is plenty of room to walk around.

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The Castle is a huge tourist attraction that has 560,000 annual visitors from all over the world.

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And we can see why they get so many visitors due to these breathtaking views!

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The castle has some creepy features to it like this staircase that was once hidden behind a fireplace. The tunnel went out into the castle grounds.

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One of the most popular rooms in the house is King Ferdinand’s dining room. Just look at those exquisite ceilings!

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‘Bram Castle’ features huge original stone fireplaces throughout the building. These were built to keep the residents warm. The castle doors also retain their original stone work.

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Here is a drawing room with one of those fireplaces. This is the largest drawing room in the house and features a paneled ceiling.

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This is the music room, one of the more modern rooms in the castle. This room has been fully restored to have a more modern feel while still maintaining the castle image.

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The castle also features some amazing furniture. Just look at that beautiful canopied bed!

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If extravagance is not your thing, the castle does contain several modest bedrooms.

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This room is called the Biedermeier Drawing Room. The walls were plastered over, but the furniture gives an example of what this room would have looked like during medieval times.

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And yes, this castle does house a spooky looking library. Who knows, there might be a secret dungeon behind a book case!

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The upper terrace of the castle holds some of the most spectacular features, however.

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It features beautiful arched open-air windows that provide stunning views.

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Like this view of the castles grounds and round tower!

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Yet no castle is complete without a courtyard.

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In the courtyard you can see original, untouched stone work around some of the windows.

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It also has its own wishing well.

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It is easy to see why this castle is worth $80 million. It would be a dream come true to live here!

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Photo credits: Bran Castle

If you had $80 million to spare, would you buy this Dracula castle for sale?

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