Dark Tourism

NOUN
  • tourism that involves travelling to places associated with death and suffering.

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Types of Dark Tourism:
Grave – This involves visiting grave sites or cemeteries
Holocaust – Involves visiting sites relating to the Holocaust. This could include concentration camps and ghettos. An example might be The House of Wannsee Conference in Berlin.
Genocide – (self-explanatory)
Prison and Persecution Site – This could include former Stasi prisons, KGB Prisons, Gulag sites, or lunatic asylums (Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum)
Communism –  For example, socialist realist art displays
Cold War and Iron Curtain – For example, the Berlin Wall or Iron Curtain museums. Old bunkers like Hack Green and the Greenbrier
Nuclear – Sites of nuclear testing, Atom bomb sites like Hiroshima or Nagasaki, or disaster sites like Chernobyl
Disaster Area – This is usually referring to natural disasters like Pompeii, Montserrat, Mount St Helen etc.
Medical – Examples include Josephinum, Mutter Museum, Maguro Parasitological Museum, Bodies Exhibition

 

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