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Hear, hear, Dracula’s home for sale! Habsburg family, who owns a 15th century castle, where the Transylvanian count Vlad Tsepesh lived (he was the inspiration for the character of Dracula, being the cruelest count ever), wants to sell this property to local government for about 78 million dollars. This castle was a museum visited by 400 000 tourists a year, for decades, primarily because of its associations with ‘Dracula’ or the Transylvanian count that served as an inspiration to Irish writer Bram Stoker in creation of his bloodthirsty hero. He was inspired by the true image of the count Vlad who, according to a legend, after one battle ordered that 40 000 Turkish imprisoners be impaled. That brought him the infamous nickname Tepesh or Tsepesh, which literally means the Impaler. Actually Vlad did not own this castle, but it is believed that he used to live there during his incursions into Transylvania. It is assumed that he was trapped in tis castle for two months before Hungarian king caught and arrested him. Whatever the true story was, whether it has some connections to undead vampires or not, this castle is today very popular place, but also the one that instils fear.