Dracula's Castle on the Market for $135 Million

Dracula's Castle is for sale. You might remember last year Romania's former royal family got the castle back from Romania's former Communist Government. High on a cliff in Transylvania, the 800-year-old castle once hosted Vlad the Impaler — a torture loving warlord immortalized in fiction as Dracula.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

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Dracula's castle is for sale. You might remember last year, Romania's former royal family got the castle back from the government. High on a cliff in Transylvania, the 800-year-old castle once hosted Vlad the Impaler, a torture-loving warlord fictionalized as Dracula. The castle's secret passages and dungeons now draw lots of tourists. Its asking price - $135 million and perhaps a little blood.

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