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.