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How much would you pay to buy Dracula's Castle?

Twilight fans and vampire nerds will be delighted to learn that Dracula's castle in Transylvania -- that is, the one that purportedly inspired Bram Stoker's famous novel -- is up for sale. While the price remains undisclosed, it's estimated the property will fetch between $80 million and $135 million.

Soooo... who's in?

A former home to Romanian royals, the 57-room Bran Castle sits atop a jagged cliff near Brasov and once served as a jail for the "real" Dracula, Vlad the Impaler, in the 15th Century. Today, it's a huge tourist destination that draws over half a million Dracula fans. 

The current owners, Archduke Dominic Habsburg and his sisters Elizabeth and Mary Magdalena, allegedly offered the castle to the Romanian government for $80 million but are willing, according the Telegraph, to entertain other bids

Built in 1211, the castle's had no shortage of owners over the years, having been occupied by everyone from the Saxons, Hungarians, and Teutonic Knights, to Romania's last reigning queen, Marie (who lived there until her death in 1938), and the Communist government that eventually followed.

After the fall of Ceaușescu in the Romanian Revolution of 1989, Bran was signed back over to the Habsburg family. Advancing in years, they decided to sell the castle and hope the new owners will turn at least part of it into a hotel, which you can eventually visit right here.

Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team, and would love someone to buy Dracula’s place for her so she can throw a killer Halloween party. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.