If you want to improve your mood (and not just with trick or tequila), then these 6 spooky places in Europe that you should visit this October 31st are an absolute must. Last but not least, because both Michael Myers and Leatherface are located in America far above the pond, we can safely explore this, without fear that it will not come out alive!
The Catacombs of Paris
The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and a cruise along the Seine may be at the top of your list on your trip to Paris, but there is something much darker and more sinister than these tourist attractions.
Hidden in the Underground and away from the romantic Parisian sights that we met. The catacombs tell a different story of the great past of the French capital. If you are brave enough to venture into the depths of the catacombs, you will be confined to the smallest rooms, lit only by the darkest lights and surrounded by millions and millions of human remains. Dilapidated skulls line the path as you snake and duck through this subterranean cave, only with the sound of your racing heart for company.
The Tower of London
There is nothing scarier than the sight of Freddie Krueger hovering above you in your sleep, but the Tower of London almost manages to win the title. This murderous landmark is said to be the home of the spirit of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII, whom he had beheaded as a witch (some even say it was proved because she had an extra thumb). With her head on the cutting board, it is not surprising that the spirit of Anne is a little temperamental. She runs screaming through the corridors of the tower and no doubt scares the security forces of the night shift …
The Tudor Queen is not the only ghost roaming the halls of the Tower of London. "The Princes in the Tower" Edward V. and Richard of Shrewsbury, who were locked into the tower by their own uncle Richard, Duke of Gloucester, allegedly roamed the White Tower, seeking a way out.
London Bridge Experience and Tombs
Think of pitch-black darkness, cramped rooms, sounds of threatening chainsaws and your screaming friends grabbing you by the shoulder as if their lives depended on it. This is the kind of fun that only the ultimate crooks want to enjoy among us. This means that I am on my way to the London Bridge Experience and Tombs to experience this bloodthirsty fun that I find nowhere else. Cardiac arrest, adrenaline rush, (in some cases tears in the eyes) horror experience that will guide you through the history of London's most gruesome times without leaving much (if any) of your imagination.
Ossuary of Sedlec
The Sedlec Ossuary in the Czech Republic is the "Church of Bones" and is home to 30,000 victims of the notorious plague. As one of the deadliest diseases the world has ever seen, the plague has claimed more than 200 million lives throughout history, and the mere thought of these seeping boils makes us shudder. This church promises to be different than you were before, and uses the human remains of the plague victims to decorate its interior with skulls peering down at you from the high ceilings – scary!
The haunted parsonage of Brogvattnet
If you travel to the Nordic countries on Halloween, you should stop at the Parsonage of Brogvattnet. Known as one of the busiest places in Sweden, it caught the attention of the media when supernatural events began in 1927. Objects moved from one side of the room to the other, screams echoing through the corridors, rocking chairs moving and ghostly figures floating from room to room. Are you brave enough to go inside?
Castle Moosham in Salzburg has the reputation of being a hell of a spooky castle. Probably the home of the wandering spirits of women who were sent to their deaths as witches. The castle has a bloody and terrible past that comes straight out of a Hollywood horror movie on the A-list. Witch trials in the 17th century were notorious for being the bloodiest and most cruel cause of death, with decapitations being a common end to the trials, and many of those heads were lost to corpses …
If you sit there and read our haunting list of thinking witches, I ask you to handle it, then let us put it to the test. Book a cheap flight with us and head to one of those scary places to see if you can hack them (sorry, the puns were just too entertaining.)
Do not worry!