What is the legendary Bran Castle? Alleged location of Elon Musk's Halloween bash revealed!

What is the legendary Bran Castle? Alleged location of Elon Musk's Halloween bash revealed!
Elon Musk is celebrating Halloween in style (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

BRAN, ROMANIA : Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX and the richest man in the world, allegedly invited numerous celebrities and billionaires to a special Halloween party at Bran Castle in Romania. The Bran Castle is also referred to as Dracula's Castle because of its connection to the fabled Wallachian tyrant Vlad the Impaler, is situated close to Brasov, in the center of Romania.

According to local media outlet Romania Insider, Musk allegedly reserved the entire castle for an exclusive party, and he invited, among others, his friend and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, as well as Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergei Brin. MediaFlux.ro also published exclusive photos with some of the guests who traveled to Romania for the party.

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One of the most well-known historical sites in Romania is Bran Castle, which lies 30 kilometers from the town of Brasov and was constructed in 1388. The tale of Count Dracula, based on a character in Bram Stoker's book with a castle set on a cliff overlooking a valley, is most closely associated with this castle. The castle's original name was Turciu, and it is well-liked by tourists. It was Queen Maria of Romania's favorite home, who rebuilt it and used it as the monarchy's summer retreat from 1920 to 1932. Communist officials converted the castle into a museum following World War II. Archduke Dominic Habsburg and his sisters Maria Magdalena Holzhausen and Elisabeth Sandhofer have owned it since 2009. The public continues to have access to Bran Castle.

Vlad Tepes, often known as Vlad the Impaler or Vlad Dracula, is claimed to have served as the model for Stoker's Dracula character. Stoker drew inspiration for Dracula's castle from a description of Bran Castle despite never having visited Romania. It's believed that Vlad the Impaler never actually resided there; rather, Poenari Castle served as his base of operations.

Musk, who completed the acquisition of Twitter this week, hasn't commented on his plans for Halloween, but some of his fans have taken his most recent tweet to mean that he has already been to Romania. "Freshly baked bread and pastries are among life's greatest pleasures," tweeted Musk. In a second tweet, he added, "Finally, the reality that carbs are amazing can be spoken on this platform!" One of the treats Romanians customarily use to greet their guests is freshly made bread (and salt).

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