Presidio Modelo (Model Prison): Dark Tourism Cuba

On a remote island off the coast of Cuba stands what was supposed to be a Presidio Modelo or “Model Prison”. The complex of circular cell blocks once housed a range of prisoners, from murderers to political dissidents and counterrevolutionaries. … Read More

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Castle of Wewelsburg – Heinrich Himmler’s Nazi Camelot

The Castle of Wewelsburg has an extremely dark past. The forbidding fortress was once SS Chief Himmler’s Nazi Camelot, where some of the darkest deeds of WW2 were plotted. Labeled as ‘Naziland’ by critics, Heinrich Himmler forged plans for Nazi … Read More


The Ghost Fleet and Mass Grave of Truk Lagoon

Truk (Chuuk) Lagoon, tucked away among the islands of Micronesia approximately 1,100 miles northwest of New Guinea is a diver’s paradise. It is also a top spot for dark tourists that like to get in the water. First discovered by … Read More

Roopkund Skeleton Lake [Dark Tourism in India]

One for the bucket list for intrepid dark tourists has to be Roopkund Lake, otherwise known as Skeleton Lake in India. Situated in the Uttarakhand Himalayas, getting there is no easy task. Not only do you need to be physically … Read More

Nelson Ghost Town – Eldorado Canyon & Techatticup Mine

Popular with tourists, photographers, and the occasional filmmaker, Nelson Ghost Town in Nevada is a very interesting site to visit. It also has a rather nefarious past. The Spaniards originally called the place Eldorado. They first discovered gold there in … Read More

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The Museum of Underground Prisoners [Trips to Jerusalem]

If you are in Jerusalem and are looking for an insight into how the British treated Arab and Jewish prisoners during the occupation of Palestine in the first half of the 20th Century, the Museum of Underground Prisoners is definitely … Read More

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Novaya Zemlya Nuclear Test Site [Dark Tourism Russia]

Visiting the site of the world’s largest nuclear bomb detonation is clearly a destination for a dark tourist. However, only the really committed need apply. The little known Arctic archipelago of Novaya Zemlya isn’t the easiest place to get to. … Read More

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Varosha, Famagusta: The Abandoned Beach Resort

The abandoned beach resort Varosha is a very strange place. Where else can tourists sip cocktails beside the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, while gazing towards a fenced-off, forbidden ghost town, where entry is illegal and could result in being … Read More

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The Hallstatt Beinhaus: An Austrian House of Bones

As far as towns go, it doesn’t get much more charming than Hallstatt in Austria. Tucked away at the edge of a forested mountain in the Austrian Alps, complete with the crystal blue waters of Hallstatt lake, it’s a destination … Read More

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Musée Fragonard d’Alfort [Dark Tourism in Paris]

A dark tourist in Paris will usually check out the Catacombs. They are undoubtedly a popular site on the itinerary. However, if you ask me, the Musee Fragonard d’Alfort is a must-see trip for those that like their macabre to … Read More

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Inside Houska Castle (Built to Close a Gate to Hell)

Unraveling the truth from the myth of Houska Castle isn’t easy. What we do know is that the castle was built in the second half of the 13th century. However, the reason is unclear and in some ways depends on … Read More

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National Museum of Funeral History: A Day Out in Houston

If you’re in the Houston area and you fancy an alternative dark tourist experience, you should definitely head to the National Museum of Funeral History. Enter with the right state of mind, and you will leave feeling optimistic about life: … Read More

Exploring the Drakelow Tunnels – All You Need to Know

The largest underground complex of tunnels in the UK is actually open to the public. Beneath Kingsford Country Park, the Drakelow Tunnels are a former “Top Secret”, underground military center, spanning over 3.5 miles. If you happen to be anywhere … Read More