Where is the real “Dracula’s Castle”?
Bran Castle received its nickname as Dracula’s Castle because it is the only one in Transylvania that bears any resemblance to the castle in Bram Stoker’s novel. In fact, Stoker derived his idea of Dracula’s castle from an illustration of Bran in a book. There are also rumors that the land around Bran is haunted just to amp up the creep factor. Source: Bran Castle’s official site
On June 1, 2009, the Castle fully re-entered the possession of its legal heirs, Archduke Dominic, Archduchess Maria Magdalena and Archduchess Elisabeth.