Featured on shows like Scariest Places on Earth, Ghost Hunters and more recently Ghost Adventures, Bran Castle in Transylvania is now up for sale.
Built in 1212 and considered the second scariest castle, just behind Ireland’s Leap Castle, Bran Castle boasts one of the darkest pasts of any structure on earth. Tucked into the Romanian countryside, Bran Castle has been home to some very unique personalities from Saxons to Teutonic knights and most famously, Vlad Tepes or Vlad the Impaler.
Vlad Tepes gained ownership of Bran Castle in a very deceitful way. He and his men raided the castle and took control of it from his allies, the Transylvanian Saxons who aided him in his war efforts. In 1459, Tepes took his historical reputation of impaling to a new extreme by having several Saxon settlers impaled and displayed at the castle walls as a warning to his approaching enemies. This is sure to leave a dark cloud over this beautiful castle.
Now more famously known as Dracula’s Castle, the castle has been restored and according to reports, under the ownership of descendants of Britain’s Queen Victoria. Bran Castle was offered to the Romanian government for $85 million. More information about the castle’s history and how you could own this slice of history can be found at Bran-Castle.com.
Dracula’s Castle episode of Scariest Places on Earth