Dracula's Castle Is Up For Sale in Romania. It Has No Bathrooms.

Subscribe To:

A great opportunity in the real estate world has emerged, if you have a bucket of cash and a penchant for iconic castles, that is. Dracula’s Castle, or Bran Castle as it’s officially known, is on the market, and presents a huge opportunity to make loads of money, or so say the people trying to shift the thing…

First thing’s first: we don’t know how much it costs. The Archduke Dominic apparently offered it to the Romanian government for $80million (£47million) but the people selling it - Herzfeld and Rubin of New York – won’t divuldge an exact figure. $135m-ish sounds about right. 

The castle sits atop a hill in Romania; the nearest town is Brasov, which is famous for it’s Hollywood-like sign. But that’s miles away, and no one, apart from astronauts, will be looking down on it. It has a rich history, from Saxon and Hungarian inhabitants, to Teutonic knights and Prince Vlad the Impaler, who spent time locked up within its walls, according to legend. 

More: Luke Evans cast as Dracula in new movie

“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,” said Mark Meyer of the firm. “At present, it makes a tidy profit, but in the right hands, it has the potential to generate far more revenue than we could ever imagine,” he added. 

“If someone comes in with a reasonable offer, we will look at who they are, what they are proposing, and we will seriously entertain the idea,” Mark Meyer told the Telegraph. “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 property doesn’t come without its troubles, though; the plumbing is in serious need or refurbishment – apparently there aren’t working toilets, and you can forget about having a bath. But considering whoever buys it will be filthy rich, we’d assume they can shell out for some new pipes. 

“The aim, though, is to take the whole thing a stage further, reroute the road and make Bran a destination, the kind of place people will stay for two or three days,” he said. “That’s why we’d like whoever buys the castle to continue running it as a tourist destination. This isn’t just a national monument, it’s the largest and most significant attraction in Romania.”

More: New Dracula film to be shot in Northern Ireland


Tags: Atmosphere

Subscribe To:

More Atmosphere

Americans Stand Out in 'Booker Prize Shortlist', But Can They Win?

U.S writers dominated the talk after the announcement of the Man Booker Prize shortlist for 2014, with both Joshua Ferris and Karen Joy Fowler nominated...

You Can't Copyright A Monkey Selfie, So Don't Try

In news altogether insignificant for the world’s population of monkeys, but bad for the British photographer attempting to claim ownership of a self-portrait taken by...

Richard Dawkins on Down's Syndrome Babies, "Abort it and Try Again"

Richard Dawkins, one of the world's foremost scientists, thinkers and philosophers, is embroiled in a Twitter row after claiming it would be "immoral" to carry...

Atmosphere - Vevo All Access: Atmosphere Video

Slug from Atmosphere talks about his pre-show rituals ahead of his appearance at Outside Lands Festival 2014.


Seaworld Finally Admits That 'Blackfish' Hurt Profits and Attendance

Blackfish, the celebrated, award-winning documentary focussing on the captivity of Tilikum, an orca involved in the deaths of three individuals, and the consequences of keeping...

Hey Who Wants to Stay In A Hotel Where it Costs $500 To Leave a Bad Review?

For most hotels, the way to stop bad reviews is to increase the level of service, spruce the place up a bit and have a...

Soon, People Will Be Walking Around Smoking E-Joints

If E-Cigarettes satisfy the cravings of smokers attempting to quit, then the E-Joint satisfies those who want to smoke marijuana without the health risks attached...

Amazon Fire Phone: Everything You Need To Know

Retail giants Amazon have already entered the content streaming, e-reader, tablet and remote computing markets, so it was only a matter of time before they...



Atmosphere Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Atmosphere

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All