13 of the World’s Most Bizarre Tourist Destinations
From abandoned ghost towns and macabre museums to extraordinary manmade wonders, here are the weirdest places on Earth you’ve never heard of.
The Bone Church in the Czech Republic
If you can stomach the sight of thousands of human bones, take a day trip from Prague to visit Sedlec Ossuary in the Czech Republic. More than 40,000 skeletons were used to create this macabre museum. Brace yourself for skull garlands, chalices made of femurs, and an epic chandelier artfully comprised of every single bone in the human body.
The Miniatur Wunderland in Germany
Germany’s most popular tourist attraction is also the largest model railway system in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Nine and a half miles of track cover an astonishing 14,000 square feet, but what’s truly fascinated are the painstaking replicas of major destinations in Europe and the United States., such as the Alps and the Hamburg airport.
Cat Island in Japan
It’s a cat’s life on Aoshima Island, where felines outnumber humans by at least six to one. The cats were first shipped over to the island to help clear out rodents, and things got carried away. The cats are fed and cared for by the elderly residents of the island—one of several “cat islands” throughout the country. Read on for 10 crazy things you can only find in Japan.