TTC Special: Which dark tourism sites do you prefer?
By Frank Martin
If you are looking for a good “dark tourism site” around the world, experts advise that you decide in advance whether you want to experience a horror movie moment or get closer to certain terrible calamities in human history.
Dark Tourism is an offer that is always linked to tragedy. But in such an area it can be a simple farce that imitates a horror film, or a harsh historical lesson.
The offers of this modality worldwide maintain definitions that allow you to know which places to select that are in accordance with the objectives of each tourist.
A good part of the offers are not defined only by their deaths or catastrophes but by their historical value.
Within the framework of these you can find places that were battlefields, for example, of the First and Second World Wars.
In these cases the “dark” offers are harshly educational.
Others, in which the famous Dracula’s Castle can serve as an example, the delight offered is one of horror-fantasy that many consider truly naive but “fun” in the midst of cheap human vampires.
Other especially famous tourist exhibitions manage to mix reality with terrible events, although more limited than war scenarios.
This is the case of the places that frequented Jack the Ripper. Certain other places assume large-scale mournful events that inspire justified fear because they were totally real.
The Chernobyl nuclear accident and the destruction of the twin towers in New York are really dark examples in that sense.
There are others as terrible as the museums in former concentration camps such as Auschwitz in Poland and the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, very far from the relaxation or joy that tourism is supposed to bring, but close to the needs of many people who do not want to forget the examples from history..
If among those interested in “Dark Tourism” there are innovative tourists, they will be able to choose between the offers of this modality, which is increasingly universally successful.
So, what type of dark tourism do you prefer?