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Thudpucker
07-04-2007, 06:43 AM
http://info.artline.ro/2_585_Dracula_s_Castle___For_Sale_12784.html


The famous Bran Castle, known also as Dracula's Castle, is being offered for sale by it's latest owner, Dominic of Habsburg. Although the price hasn't been made public, experts estimate the value of the famous castle at over 135 million dollars.

The royal family is hoping that a buyer will soon apear, one that would also appreciate the historical and cultural significance of the Bran Castle.

The castle was built in the 16th century as o fortress against the Otoman invasions. The royal family first moved to the castle in 1920 and would visit it until 1948, when it was confiscated by the Communist regime. After restauration, in 1980, it became a tourist atraction. It was returned to the rightful owner last year, who promised that the Bran Castle will remain a museum at least for the next three years.

The Bran Castle, perched on a cliff near Brasov in central Romania, is a top tourist attraction because of its ties to Prince Vlad the Impaler, the warlord whose cruelty inspired Bram Stokerís 1897 novel, Dracula.

HeroForHire
07-04-2007, 06:48 AM
I would love to own this castle.

So many fun costumed themed parties and what better way to bring women home and say, "Hey this was Dracula's castle, wanna see the coffin in my room?"

arthurloewenkamp
07-04-2007, 07:04 AM
We should all pitch in.

HeroForHire
07-04-2007, 07:22 AM
I'm down, I have like 2 dollars in quarters....accursed rent!

Brad N.
07-04-2007, 08:15 AM
Unfortunately it has next to nothing to do with Vlad. Supposedly legend says he spent ONE night there once, so it was more like a hotel he stayed at than his actual castle.

Thomas Mauer
07-04-2007, 08:25 AM
It's a cool castle, though. I've been there.

JackBauer
07-04-2007, 08:27 AM
Are there pics of the castle? I always wondered how it looks like.

Thomas Mauer
07-04-2007, 08:27 AM
http://images.google.com/images?q=bran+castle&hl=en&sourceid=mozilla-search&start=0

Brad N.
07-04-2007, 08:27 AM
It's a cool castle, though. I've been there.


I don't doubt that for a second, it's famous more for being a landmark and film set and it is awesome. Not sure if it's worth $135 million, but it's cool.

JMP
07-04-2007, 08:40 AM
Isn't Poienari Castle the actual castle of Vlad the Impaler or am I not remembering correctly?

Still, I bet most people wouldn't know any better.

JackBauer
07-04-2007, 08:56 AM
http://images.google.com/images?q=bran+castle&hl=en&sourceid=mozilla-search&start=0

That's nice!

Brad N.
07-04-2007, 09:04 AM
Isn't Poienari Castle the actual castle of Vlad the Impaler or am I not remembering correctly?

Still, I bet most people wouldn't know any better.

Yup, unfortunately it's not touristy enough so for some reason the claim is made that the much prettier and intact castle was a place Vlad stayed the night once and the rest is history.

Masculine Todd
07-04-2007, 09:06 AM
I bet having sex in that place would be awesome...I don't know why.

moonspider
07-04-2007, 09:07 AM
i'll pitch in if you guys do.......i get the master bedroom!!!!!