Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania attracts some 450,000 people every year. This time though, people will not only have a chance to visit the castle but to own it as well if the price is right! It is officially named Bran Castle but is popularly known as Dracula’s Castle because of rumors that the violent warlord Prince Vlad the Impaler, Bram Stoker’s inspiration for the character of Dracula, stayed here for one night sometime in the 1400s. The family entered into an agreement with the Romanian government to turn the castle into a museum. However the agreement expires in 2009 so the castle is up for sale for over $135 million.
The amount is not the only thing that matters though because the castle will be given not just to the highest bidder but to a buyer who will respect the property’s history. The ability to live with flying bats in the abode is also part of the agreement and you can take that seriously or with a grain of salt. If you want a part of the 1897 “Dracula” novel or a part of the history of the real people behind the castle then show the owners you can pay and you can take care of the castle and it’s yours!