15 Creepy European Destinations …A Rich History of Scary Tales



Europe has many great tourist destinations. The whole continent has a rich history, and you will find old buildings almost anywhere. If you are lucky enough to travel all over the continent, you will never run out of places to see or things to do.

For those who don’t like the regular tourist traps, here are some more interesting sites to see. These places are not talked about as often as other travel destinations, but they are nice places to visit should you get the chance.

Museum of Medical History, Bulgaria


It’s also known as the History of Medicine Museum. Visitors will learn about early medical tools and, in some cases, see a model. It’s creepy, knowing that these tools were used back then without pain killers, antibiotics, or anesthesia.

There are medieval skulls on display that they believe were drilled into while the individual was still alive. That is pure gruesome torture.

Spreepark, Germany


This theme park opened in 1969. In 2002, it was abandoned because of debt. What remains of the park has been taken over by nature.

Something about an abandoned amusement park just brings to mind horror films.It’s quite an eerie sight.

Hallstatt Bone House, Austria

The Beinhaus is a chapel in the basement of the Church of Saint Michael. There are 700 painted skulls, some of  which date back to the seventeenth century. There are also 500 other skulls and miscellaneous bones likes femurs and tibias.

Medical professionals and anthropologists might be okay with this, but it’s a spooky collection for everyone else who sees it.

Museum of Medieval Torture, Czech Republic

The name of this museum says it all. You can take a look at the devices of torture used in the Middle Ages. If you are squeamish, it’s best to pass on this tour.

Catacombs of Paris

The catacombs are located under the city of Paris and hold the remains of 6 million people. It is the world’s largest grave. In the eighteenth century, the growing population of the city needed other places to bury their dead.

Human remains were moved into rebuilt sections of abandoned mines, and they became the catacombs.



Overtoun Bridge, Scotland

This bridge has a strange phenomenon attached to it. Since the 1950s, dogs have been leaping to their death from the bridge. Those that survive the 50-foot drop only try to jump off again.

Scientists and animal behaviorists do not have a logical explanation for this.

Leap Castle, Ireland

The exact construction date of Leap Castle is unknown but believed to around 1250 AD. It was originally called Léim Uí Bhanáin or the Leap of the O’Bannons. It was named after the clan that had it built. It is supposedly haunted by a supernatural entity called It.

Tyneham Village, England

During World War II, the residents of Tyneham were told to evacuate so the area could be used for military training. They left and never returned, and that’s why there is an abandoned village.

Hoia-Baciu Forest, Romania


This is the Bermuda Triangle of Transylvania. The forest is haunted by the spirits of murdered Romanian peasants. People have reported seeing strange lights, visions of spirits, black fog, and UFOs in the forest.

Skull Chapel, Poland

A local priest had this shrine built in 1776–1804. The walls and ceilings are covered by bones of over 3,000 victims of war or plagues. There is a trapdoor you can enter to get to the crypt, which holds an additional 21,000 remains.

These creepy bone chambers will have your spine tingling with horror.



Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo, Italy

This site houses 8,000 well-preserved mummies. It was a status symbol to be buried there. The halls are divided into seven categories: men, women, virgins, children, priests, monks, and professionals.

It’s a tourist attraction now, but you will get shivers while you’re in there.

Edinburgh Vaults, Scotland

Visitors to the vaults have reported hearing unexplained voices. They have even reportedly heard the voice of a priest reciting the last rites. The vaults were once used to house taverns and cobblers, and it also became a dumping ground for serial killers to hide their victim’s bodies.

Pluckley Village, England

This was named by the Guinness World Records as the most haunted village in England. There are at least twelve ghosts haunting this town. They include a schoolmaster who was found hanging by his children and an old woman who accidentally set herself on fire.

Hill of Crosses, Lithuania

This place has hundreds of thousands of crosses, statues, and crucifixes. All these crosses in one place are a little overstimulating and creepy.

Tower of London

There have been countless murders, tortures, and executions at the Tower of London. With so much blood shed here, it’s no wonder there are many ghost stories associated with the place. The ghosts of Lady Jane Grey, Anne Boleyn, Sir Walter Raleigh, Henry VI, and Thomas Becket have reportedly been seen in the tower.

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