7 best Halloween sights of all times.
The Halloween is comming! Already decided how to celebrate the All Hallows' Eve? Wikimapia prepared a list of most inspiring classic creepy Halloween sightes of all times. We bet even the bravest man would get goosebumps spending the Halloween night here!
Frankenstein Castle is a hilltop castle in Germany. In the middle of 13th century Reiz von Breuberg erected Frankenstein Castle and named himself von und zu Frankenstein. In 1673, the legendary alchemist Johann Conrad Dippel was born at the castle. There have been claims of Dippel influencing Mary Shelley to write her Frankenstein novel. It is known that in 1814, prior to writing the famous novel, Mary took a journey on the river Rhine. She spent a few hours in the town of Gernsheim, which is located about ten miles away from the castle. In 1976, American soldiers stationed in Darmstadt founded an annual Halloween festival at the castle, which has grown to become one of the biggest Halloween festivals in Europe.
According to the legends, the Lysa Hora hill, which is located in Kiev, Ukraine, is the largest and most famous location of the mystical "Bald Mountain" - a traditional site of the witch gatherings. Particularly, it is asserted in the writings of Nikolay Gogol.
Sleepy Hollow is a village in the town of Mount Pleasant in Westchester County, New York, United States. Originally known as North Tarrytown, it was given its current name in 1996 when residents voted to have it changed to honor the Washington Irving story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", who is buried on Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
Bran Castle is a national monument and landmark in Romania. The fortress is situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia. Commonly known as "Dracula's Castle", it is marketed as the home of the titular character in Bram Stoker's Dracula. The castle is now a museum opened for tourists, displaying art and furniture collected by Queen Marie.
The Brocken mountain is the highest peak of the Harz mountain range and also the highest peak of Northern Germany. The Brocken has always played a role in legends and has been connected with witches and devils. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe took up the legends in his play Faust.
The Winchester Mystery House was built by Sara Winchester because of a supposed threat by the victims of her husbands rifles. Every man and woman shot down by the Winchester rifle is believed to reside in the home, and the home's countless doorways and windows that lead to nowhere are to misguide the spirits that chased Sara in life.
Salem town, USA is knowm as the location for notorious 1692 Witch Trials, where twenty-six people accused of witchcraft were tried, convicted and put to death. The most popular town site is the 17th century Witch House, which still stands on the corner of North and Essex streets.
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