Visiting Hartheim Castle Memorial Site (Austria)

As far as dark tourist destinations are concerned, there’s few more harrowing than Hartheim Castle. During WWII it was a Euthanasia Centre, a secret Nazi killing facility, and part of the Aktion T4 program. Here, German citizens tagged as mentally … Read More


Tsitsernakaberd Genocide Memorial & Museum (Yerevan)

For dark tourists in Yerevan, a trip to Tsitsernakaberd is a must. The Memorial and Armenian Genocide Museum provide a powerful insight into the country and its culture and of the darkest period in the nations’ relatively recent history. The … Read More


A Trip to Tinian Island – WWII Relics in the Pacific

Despite its remote location in the Pacific, Tinian is slowly becoming more popular with tourists, especially dark ones that are interested in Pacific WWII History. There are a number of reasons why. Not only did the island become one of … Read More


Bunker Valentin, Bremen – Nazi U-Boat Facility

Bunker Valentin was the largest fortified U-boat facility in Germany during WWII. Built to produce submarines on a grand scale for the Nazi war effort, more than 10,000 forced laborers were used in the construction of this gigantic bunker, support … Read More

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Museum of Tolerance – Los Angeles (A Complete Guide)

The Museum of Tolerance in L.A houses a series of important permanent exhibitions that cover some of humanity’s deadliest in-tolerances towards one another. It ranges from hate-filled contemporary social-media to coverage of the holocaust and other genocide fuelled atrocities throughout … Read More


Plokstine Missile Base – Dark Tourism In Lithuania

Plokstine missile base was an important underground military base in the Soviet Union. It is now an excellent Cold War Museum and a must-see visit for dark tourists in the area. Situated near Plokščiai village, north of Plungė, Lithuania, the … Read More

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Red Terror Memorial Museum – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The “Red Terror” Martyrs’ Memorial Museum in Addis Ababa is one of the most emotional experiences I have had when visiting a dark tourist destination. This could be because I was completely unaware of the atrocities that took place in … Read More

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Sanctuary Wood & Hill 62 Memorial – Ypres, Belgium

Sanctuary Wood Museum is a popular destination in the Salient for dark tourist battlefield visitors. Located 2 miles from Ypres, it is arguably one of the best-preserved trenches from WW1. We have a farmer named Schier to thank for this. … Read More

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Visiting Iwo Jima – WW2 in the Pacific

When photographer Joe Rosenthal captured the image of six U.S. Marines raising the American flag atop Iwo Jima’s highest point, it arguably became the most iconic moment of the war in the Pacific. The date was February 23, 1945, and … Read More


Poperinge Death Cells – WW1 Memorial, Belgium

The inner courtyard of the town hall in Poperinge, Belgium is a poignant destination. There you will find a series of small cells and an authentic execution pole. The tragic truth is, many so-called ‘deserters’ during WW1 were executed here. … Read More

How to Visit the Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Beneath Stockport, near Manchester, England is a mile of tunnels that could once provide shelter for 6,500 people. The subterranean network was dug out from the sandstone in 1938. During the bombing raids by the Germans in the Second World … Read More

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Visiting the Abandoned Town of Kayaköy, Turkey

To stand in the Kaya Valley region of Turkey, amongst the ruins of Kayaköy is an eerie experience. The stone buildings of this once-bustling town stand empty, after being abandoned abruptly in 1922. The citizens fell victim to the purges … Read More

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Diefenbunker Museum – Canada’s Cold War Relic

If you had taken a walk through the quiet rural farming community of Carp, Ottawa between 1962 and 1994, you may have come across a small, unassuming white shed in the middle of a field. You would have carried on … Read More