Dark Tourism

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


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



Outer Space

  • the physical universe beyond the earth’s atmosphere.



Initial Research:


  • Humans began the physical exploration of space during the 20th century with the advent of high-altitude balloon flights.
  • Earth orbit was first achieved by Yuri Gagarin of the Soviet Union in 1961, and unmanned spacecraft have since reached all of the known planets in the Solar System.

Geospace – the region of outer space near Earth, including the upper atmosphere and magnetosphere

Cislunar space – The region outside Earth’s atmosphere and extending out to just beyond the Moon’s orbit

Interplanetary space – Interplanetary space contains the magnetic field generated by the Sun.

Interstellar space – Interstellar space is the physical space within a galaxy beyond the influence each star has upon the encompassed plasma

Intergalactic space – Intergalactic space is the physical space between galaxies.