The castle in Transylvania that served as the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula is only going to a serious buyer, if at all, reports The Telegraph.
“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,” says a rep of the New York law firm handling the sale.
The fortress’ real name is Bran Castle, and has been in the record books since 1211. The home on a hill boasts enough bedrooms for an archduke and duchess and their entire retinue, though the plumbing apparently leaves something to be desired. Might want to hold off on moving the entourage in right away if there’s going to be a line for the bathroom.
And while Count Dracula was a work of imagination, Vlad “The Impaler” Tepes was doing his thing around the area in the 1500s and supposedly was imprisoned at the castle for a few months.
You’ll have some work on your hands if you do buy shell out the estimated millions for the place — the owners want it to operate as a tourist destination in the future as well.
“What you have to remember is that this castle is the real thing. We don’t need men going around dressed up in old-fashioned costumes; the place speaks for itself,” the real estate rep says.
Wait, so they don’t want people sidling up to visitors in a black cape whispering, “I vant to suck your blood”? Where’s the fun in that?
Buy a stake in Dracula’s castle [The Telegraph]