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Weird Europe

Weird Europe

A Guide to Bizarre, Macabre, and Just Plain Weird Sights

Kristan Lawson & Anneli Rufus

St. Martin's Griffin



Welcome to Weird Europe...where truth is stranger than fiction.

Thrill-seekers, students of the bizarre, travelers searching for relief from the usual tourist attractions--rejoice! At last, here is a guidebook to Europe's dark side, compiled by Kristan Lawson and Anneli Rufus. From strange natural wonders to the handiwork of mad scientists, dreamers, and zealots, Europe harbors hundreds of fascinating--and occasionally gruesome--surprises. In these pages, you'll discover:

-Two-headed animals
-Erotic museums
-Creepy catacombs
-A cathedral made of salt
-A railroad operated by children
-The Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum
-An all-ice hotel
-Ancient pagan rituals
-Sewer tours
-A museum of espionage
-UFO landing sites
-Pictures drawn by the dead
-A frog museum
-Pancake races
-Oddball art
-Underground cities
-Giants, freaks, and Siamese twins
-The Temple of Echoes
-And more!

Covering twenty-five countries, with complete directions, opening hours, and admission prices for nearly a thousand wild attractions, Weird Europe is an indispensable guide to a world that you never knew existed. Once you enter Weird Europe, there's no turning back.


Praise for Weird Europe

“Celebrates the offbeat and flaunts the unfamiliar. Fun to read.” —Travel & Leisure on Europe Off the Wall by Kristan Lawson and Anneli Rufus

Reviews from Goodreads

About the author

Kristan Lawson & Anneli Rufus

Kristan Lawson and Anneli Rufus have been combing Europe's underbelly together since 1983 and have written several guides to weird places. Anneli is an award-winning journalist and poet. Kristan speaks Latin and can play three games of chess simultaneously while blindfolded.

Kristan Lawson

Anneli Rufus

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St. Martin's Griffin

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