Tour Bran Castle and more of Transylvania’s most impressive (and intimidating) castles and fortresses.

Listen up interested members of the GAC! For a reported $80 million, you could now be the proud owner of Romania’s famed Bran Castle.

“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,” Mark Meyer, of Herzfeld and Rubin, told The Telegraph. The New York law firm is handling the sale for current owners Archduke Dominic and his family.

Ghost Adventures host Zak Bagans has been known to dabble in haunted real estate, recently purchasing a house known as “Indiana’s Portal to Hell.” This Romanian estate, a much more significant acquisition, would come with the worldwide reputation as Dracula’s Castle.

Ghost Adventures fans will recall that Zak, Nick and Aaron have already traveled to Transylvania to investigate Hunedoara Castle, where Vlad the Impaler was held prisoner. They recorded EVPs in the dungeon that sounded like tortured voices and even traveled to Vlad Dracula’s final resting place.

Located on a Romanian hilltop between the borders of Transylvania and Wallachia, Bran Castle, on the other hand, has earned its fame thanks to the likeness it bears to author Bram Soker’s description of Dracula’s lair.

Stoker wrote, “The castle is on the very edge of a terrific precipice … as far as the eye can reach is a sea of green treetops, with occasionally a deep rift where there is a chasm. Here and there are silver threads where the rivers wind in deep gorges through the forests.”

Could Dracula’s castle be Zak’s next real estate transaction? We know $80 million is a big price tag (one the Romanian government may not even fork over), but he did describe it as his ultimate summer destination if money were no object!

“[I’d] rent out Dracula’s castle in Romania and seal myself in there for 3 months. [I’d] similuate living 500 years ago and live by the medieval Code of Chivalry. No modern technology or electricity. Just candles. And hire people to simulate an army, knights, servants, etc. The whole 9 yards.”

Alas, it seems Archduke Dominic wishes to turn it into a major tourist destination (significantly increasing its current 560,000 yearly visitors) so it’s unlikely anyone would have it all to themselves, but at least he’d surely get another investigation out of it!

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26 Responses

  1. kimmy says:

    I would love to have it. But 80 million to much for me. But think of what could be found there still

  2. chad says:

    I bet there's still "visitors" from time to time…

  3. Me Not You says:

    significantly increasing its current 560,000 yearly visitors. I'll bet a couple lol.

  4. amanda says:

    I would love to go there to see it that's a lot of money 80 million I still love to see it

  5. Andrea Rogers says:

    I think its going for 100 million

  6. John Polidori says:

    Well Zaky Boy's family is rich as hell. Its the way he got the show to begin with. Be the perfect toy for him and wouldn't be at all surprised if he turned it into the gayest nightclub of them all or began murdering people just to see how it feels! Next chapter! Count Zakk!

  7. Koment y lé says:

    Très intéressant..

  8. Derek says:

    Omg. If I had the 80 million for it. I would buy this beautiful piece of history in a heart beat. It would be an honor to own the place the held Valad prisoner. That place is astonishing and beautiful built, I would love to live there from time to time and open it up for over night lockdowns to search for the unsettled spirits that still reside there.

  9. Melissa terberg says:

    It would b an awesome tour but sadly at this time unaffordable

  10. Andra says:

    I am from Romania and I am so disappointed .. This castel is / was one of the beauties of my country and now is for sale .. Good-bye our Dracula a.k.a Vlad Tepes ..

  11. Shandi says:

    Awesome….I wanna live there. Beautiful.

  12. feline says:

    I would so b there! Tourist attraction, campout with no lights, etc… I crave it!

  13. Grandma Burton says:

    COREY, have to pass on this one. I want George Straits 600 acre ranch in Texas and I bet he would cut me a better deal.

  14. cicky says:

    Who has that kind of money anyway?

  15. Sapa says:

    It's very beautiful, but $80 million very very expensive

  16. says:

    I just love Dracula’s Castle! It won my heart the first time I visited and have returned many more since then. I plan to move there in the next year or so! Cheap Flights From Peshawar to Doha

  17. chip says:

    fifth paragraph down from picture you spelled soker instead of Stoker

  18. chip says:

    nice typo though

  19. Richard says:

    Would be great for a bed and breakfast.

  20. this post is so great, thanks!

  21. Carly (Fernandez) says:

    I would Love to #buy the castle but It's way to expensive"

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