7. Torture Museum, Prague, Czech Republic
Your imagination will go wild-and not necessarily in a good way-at the Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments in Prague, which contains more than 60 torture devices along with multilingual explanations on how they were used. A popular destination among history buffs and fans of the macabre, the museum is said to have a powerful effect on its visitors.
It’s a small spot-it should take less than an hour to go through-so combine a visit with a stop at another of the city’s eccentric selection of museums such as the Ghost Museum, the tour of which includes a maze of Old Town streets where Prague’s “poetic and serene” ghosts are said to roam.
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