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Haunted Places in Europe

Haunted Places That Will Freak You Out

Haunted Places in Europe

With Halloween nearing, you might consider jumping on the train to some of the most famous places in Europe. Although we cannot guarantee seeing ghostly creatures, we can assure you that visiting one of these sites, especially on Halloween, is possibly a hair lift experience.

Germany loves her vacation, but Halloween wasn't on radar until recently. The Germans are sure to be happy to start the new season with the autumn wine and the largest pumpkin festival in the world, but Halloween as Americans know is described as very commercial, ridiculous - and frankly - not German.

However, the country is full of scary places to get Halloween spirit. The country has more than its fair share of inhabited places, especially given the dark spots in German history. Abandoned buildings, dark forests, and castles abound in the Middle Ages, each background story includes anything from religious persecution to medieval ghosts to Nazi torture. These are some scary things
Disclaimer: While these are well-inhabited sites in Europe, we do not intend to reduce the actual atrocities that occurred in Europe. Also note that some places on this list are private property and offenders may be prosecuted.

Eltz Castle

This picturesque castle is still occupied by descendants of the original family, and they may not be the only ones stuck. Borg

Eltz is one of the few castles in Germany that has never been destroyed and its medieval atmosphere is said to serve the dead as well as the living. The ghosts of medieval knights were seen still roaming the castle.

Location: In the hills above the Moselle River between Koblenz and Trier

Zvíkov Castle, Czech Republic

Zvíkov Castle in Zvíkovské Podhradí, Czech Republic, is the most disturbing place of the best times. Legend has it that until 1597 the inhabitants of the castle lived in the ancient supernatural. Strange things still occur in the town (Records Shows). Visitors report unusual pictures, technical faults, unusual animal behavior, and even extinguishing candles and unexplained fires. Another legend says that anyone who sleeps inside the main tower will die within a year. Whether you believe these stories or not, it is one of the creeping haunted places in Europe to visit.

Location: There are regular trains from Prague to Similis which take approximately 2 hours. From there you will need to travel over the last few miles by taxi to reach the castle.

Zitadelle Berlin

Spandau was once its own city with roots in the Middle Ages. Zitadelle (Castle), built in 1557, is one of the best preserved Renaissance military structures in Europe and offers a museum, periodic concerts, a theater and even a bat cave.

She also has a ghost story. The site was used for everything from prison to military research facility. Once again when he was a palace, Anna Sidou - the former beloved of the fifteenth-century ruler of Joachim II - was locked up in the castle by the son of Joachim after his death. She died there and is said to still roam the halls as Wei Frau (The White Lady).

Location: in Spandau, on the western side of Berlin, on the River Havel

Limoges, France

This southwestern France city is famous for Halloween celebrations. Although the chase is not certain, street parade, scary storytelling events and various street parties should keep Halloween fans busy. The whole city is in motion until today. Shops, bars and restaurants are all part of the party with accessories. Nor is it uncommon to see ghosts, vampires and ghouls walking the streets.

Location: There are regular trains to Limoges from Paris. The journey takes about 3 hours on an InterCity train.

Black Forest

When the Romans reached this forest, they were dismayed by its impenetrable darkness and called it "Silva Negra" or "Black Forest". In Germany, this place is known as Schwarzwald and has developed a fairy tale character for the famous Cuckoo Clock, the world-famous spa, and many monasteries, castles and ruins.

This forest was also a place for Brothers Grimm. While Grims did not invent the scary story type, Schwarzwald proved sufficient inspiration.

Legend has it that they are chased by werewolves, witches and even the devil. The Tale of Grossman Abbey is the story of a terribly distorted tall man with a puffy eye and many weapons. The bad children who entered the forest were forced to confess their sins to Him and the worst children were not found again.

Or consider Grimm's original version: the story of Die Gänsemagd (Goose Girl) tells of a princess on her way to meet the prince in a faraway kingdom. But the maid accompanying her had bad intentions and forced the little princess to trade with her. The maid took her magical horse, a talking horse named Falada, and when they reached the castle, the false princess killed Falada to hide her guilt and made the real princess as a goose girl.

The real princess has a silver skull hanging on the city gate, which attracted the attention of the king. She tells her story and punishes the fake princess by wrapping her around the city in a tight barrel until she dies.

Location: Black Forest in southwestern Germany

Château de Brissac, France

This castle has a reputation as one of the most haunted places in France. Even the most pessimistic will require some determination to make it through a night stay here. The chase date back to the early days of the castle in the eleventh century. The owner allegedly killed his wife and lover violently, and these ghosts that guests claim to see walk in the corridors after dark.

Location: take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Angers. The journey takes about 90 minutes. From Angers, take 30 minutes by bus on line 5 to reach the castle.

Osnabrück Pagan Temple and Graveyard

Just outside Osnabrück is the site of a sacred pagan temple and cemetery. The site was desecrated by Charlemagne's forces. Pagan priests slaughtered as Charlemagne spread the kind word of the Christian faith. They also broke the largest altar stone to prove the superiority of the Christian god over pagan deities.

In the winter solstice and summer equinox, visitors can hear the cries of these dead and see new spots on the rocks.

Location: outside Osnabrück in Lower Saxony

Poveglia, Italy

Poveglia is a small island not far from Venice that has all the decorations of a haunted destination. Refugees had previously been inhabited during the Ottoman conflicts, and sick patients had been used in places far from the mainland. Hunting tales come from its time as the location of a mental hospital in 1922. According to legend, the doctor practiced medical procedures on his patients. Ultimately, he killed himself on the island after he became unable to bear the lives that lived there.

Location: Reaching Poveglia is usually from Venice, which is easily reachable by train from all parts of Italy. There are no official ferries or transfers to the island, but you can rent a private boat to the island.

Wessobrunn Monastery

Kloster Wessobrunn is known as the Wessobrunn prayer site, one of the oldest written German poetry. It has been kept in the monastic library for centuries but has since been transferred to the Bavarian State Library.

What is less known is the convent of nuns and legends surrounding it. It is assumed that a sister broke her vows in the 12th century and hid in an underground corridor, and in the end she died of starvation. Never in peace, wandering in the halls crying.

Location: near Weilheim in Bavaria

Beau-Séjour Palace, Portugal

Bo Sejor Palace in Lisbon is said to be one of the most inhabited places in Portugal. The former residence of the palace, Baron Gloria, is chasing the paths and gardens of this idyllic palace. Some staff at the palace claim that things are moving there for no reason and that windows and doors are suddenly closed. Some gardeners also claim to hear bells ringing, although they are not there.

Location: Lisbon is a major railway hub in Portugal and within easy reach of all parts of the country. Once there, take the metro from the city center to Alto dos Moynhos. There is a train every few minutes.

Conn Barracks (Schweinfurt)

Once the Nazis used it as a hospital, mental ward, and messroom, American soldiers occupied the site from 1945 to 2014. But the Nazis may never have gone ...
Different US soldiers reported waking up to find a Nazi soldier on his bed with a blood-covered nurse. The two were seen and whispered in German about their "patient."

This experience is unlikely to repeat as Al-Qaeda was returned to the German government on September 19, 2014.

Location: Schweinfurt in the Lower Franconia region of Bavaria

Château Miranda, Belgium

Chateau Miranda is one of the largest castles in Europe. Dating back to the mid-nineteenth century, it is assumed to include mental patients from 1950 onwards. This earned her the nickname of Chateau de Noisy. At that time it was a beautiful castle, but today it is deserted. The attackers destroyed the doors and windows and tore all the floors. Although the security guard may block access to this fearful destination, a visit there is likely to raise hair on the back of your neck.

Location: Take the train from Brussels to Dinant Ghar. The journey takes about 90 minutes. From Dinant Gare, you'll need a 20-minute bus ride to complete the trip to the castle.

Babenhausen Barracks

Papenhausen Casern was home to soldiers, Germans and Americans, over time. Although it is now a museum, World War II ghosts still hesitate in the region. Classic signs of unexplained paranormal lights, off, bump footsteps and voices heard from the basement have been reported.

The city also has an ancient myth to deal with as a witch was burned to the test here in the nineteenth century. She was accused of seducing and killing German soldiers.

Location: in the Darmstadt-Dieburg district of Hesse

Tivoli Gardens, Denmark

You may not think that the purified environment in Copenhagen's Tivoli Gardens can produce a lot of excitement on Halloween. Technically speaking, it is not one of the most inhabited places in Europe. But every October, it turns into a somewhat horrific destination. For a three-week period until October 31, organizers transform the garden into Wonderland Halloween, complete with pumpkin sculptures, confusing mazes, and a group of demonic characters.

Location: Tivoli Gardens a short distance from Copenhagen Central Station.

Frankenstein Castle

While some people dream of living in a fairy tale, visitors of Burg Frankenstein can enter the horror narration world for a while. This castle on top of a hill is alleged to be Frankenstein's inspiration for Mary Shelley (although it is highly contested if she actually visits the castle).

The castle was built in 948 BC and inhabited by many Frankenstein. But by the 17th century, Frankenstein's family had died, the last of them mysteriously. The last heir was killed in a car accident on his way to visit his true love, Anne-Marie. I was left waiting for him, only to die from a broken heart. She still wanders into the castle looking for her lost love while wandering elsewhere, all of them desperately trying to reconnect in the afterlife.

More closely related to Frankenstein is the castle's next resident, Conrad Dibel von Frankenstein. It was a real alchemy, dangerous scientist and thief. He was reportedly testing the bodies, trying to revive the dead. Just like the story, the townspeople eventually stormed the castle but were unable to break through its barriers. Conrad drank one of his own inventions and died in his laboratory, but one of his creations fled into the woods and is said to be still wandering in the woods. Conrad's ghost haunts the rooms, still active in his bizarre experiences.

If you think TV, the site has credentials. SyFy TV show Ghost Hunters International filmed here and recorded "... supernatural activity". Hordes of visitors also believed. This is an authentic place for the largest and oldest Halloween festival in Germany.

Location: Odenwald near Darmstadt, about 30 km south of Frankfurt

Wolfsegg Castle, Germany

Wolfsegg Castle is a beautiful Bavarian castle. But according to legend, it is also one of Germany's most inhabited castles. The chase operations reports here date back to the 16th century. The owner allegedly discovered that his wife had an affair and organized her murder. He died with his two sons soon after. The first visitors to the castle reported strange sounds from neighboring caves. Although they turned out to be fishermen who took refuge, there are still reports of a "white woman" walking in the corridors.

Location: There are hourly trains from Munich to Regensburg Hauptbahnhof. From there, the bus will connect you to the castle every 3 hours.

Bernkastel Cemetery

Bernkastel's tomb contains Kriegsgräber (German war graves), a Jewish department and another notorious white lady. A white woman crying is said to roam the graves.

Obtain the cemetery key from the tourism office of Gestade 6 and search for it on All Saints Day when it is usual to light a small candle on all graves.

Location: Bernkastel-Kues, Rhineland-Palatinate, along the Mosul River

Ghost Ship of Emden

SMS Emden was finished in 1909 and sailed around the blue ocean before plunging off the northern coast of Germany. She was returning from a long journey and loved ones gathered at the harbor to receive their sailors back home. The port maker refused entry due to personal grudge, and heavy waters struck the wrecked ship and sank to the ground. Under the full moon, the ship and all its passengers disappeared under the ocean.

This story lives on today and locals report seeing a ghost boat on full moon nights.

Location: off the coast of East Freesia

Last Words

These sites are some of the most inhabited places in Europe. If you plan to travel with a Eurail pass at the end of October, at least one visit may revive the unforgettable Halloween yet.

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