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Haunted Places in Germany
Written by Dikshya Shaw on October 25, 2021 Share on

10 Haunted Places In Germany

Are you ready to feel some Halloween vibes in this gorgeous land? If yes, you should check out this blog on 10 haunted places in Germany. Germany is not quite famous for the celebration of Halloween but spooky nights add an extra crisp to the layer of haunted places in the country. It is no less than a Halloween themed party for paranormal activities. However, these haunted places in Germany do not guarantee you that you will be able to witness a ghost or a three-legged spooky dog. But, if you believe in supernatural activities, there are innumerable spots here that the locals keep shunning.

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10 Most Haunted Places In Germany

As Halloween is approaching, it is about time to take part in the spookiest festival. Set yourself on an exotic trip to Germany this year and walk down the list of the 10 most haunted places in Germany. So, get ready and walk through these eerie places.

  1. Berlin’s Citadel
  2. Zvíkov Castle
  3. The White Lady In Freihung
  4. Poveglia, Italy
  5. Château Miranda
  6. Wolfsegg Castle
  7. Pfaueninsel
  8. Babenhausen Barracks
  9. Frankenstein Castle
  10. Conn Barracks

1. Berlin’s Citadel

Berlin’s Citadel, Haunted Places In Germany
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This place has come to be known as a haunted place because of the tragic love story that once resided in Berlin’s Citadel. Almost six centuries ago, Joachim II, a local ruler, had an ex-lover, Anna Sydow. She was a temporary prisoner who was kept locked in the castle. As the ruler was dying, his last wish to his son was to take care of Anna. But, the son, a cold-hearted human, did not keep his father’s words and kept her as a prisoner. Locals believe that Anna still roams the halls at night and yearns to leave the citadel for good.

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2. Zvíkov Castle

Zvíkov Castle
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Located in the Czech Republic, Zvíkov Castle in Zvíkovské Podhradí is one of the creepiest places in Germany. It is believed that at the end of the sixteenth century, the castle was strangely haunted by some supernatural entity. Locals say that there are bizarre happenings taking place in the castle. People have heard strange voices, seen unusual pictures and technical faults and felt animals behaving oddly around the castle. Moreover, the spookiest part is when candles and fires blow up anytime. Did you know it is said that if someone sleeps in the main tower, he is likely to die within a year?

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3. The White Lady In Freihung

The White Lady In Freihung, Haunted Places In Germany
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This white lady story is kinda similar to the stories your old nan used to tell you. The woman whose spirit is said to haunt Freihung died an unnatural death when she was still in the middle ages of her life. She used to pass down through the old mining tunnels to scare the residents. However, a time came when the residents were scared enough to destroy the tunnels. Nevertheless, even after this, the spooky white lady continued to haunt the locality. The most surprising fact is that she now uses rearview mirrors of cars to haunt people.

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4. Poveglia, Italy

Poveglia, Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
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Located nearby Venice in Italy, the small island is considered to be the perfect landing for a spooky destination. Previously, Poveglia was used by refugees to live during the Ottoman instability. Here, they used to treat patients from the land. Did you know Poveglia used to be haunted by a mental hospital since 1922? Additionally, a crazy doctor used to experiment with his medical procedure on patients. A most shocking thing is that he was killed after getting traumatised by the very same spirits.

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5. Château Miranda

Château Miranda, Haunted Places In Germany
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Dating back around the mid-1800s, Château Miranda is one of the creepiest castles in Europe? The castle’s story is similar to Poveglia Island. Housing too many ill patients from 1950, the castle has earned its nickname – ‘Chateau de Noisy’. Used to be a very beautiful castle once, it is said that it is now neglected and broken down. On top of these, trespassers have shattered doors and have badly ruined the floors.

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6. Wolfsegg Castle

Wolfsegg Castle
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The story of the castle will remind you about a plot in a thrilling movie. It is said that the owner of the castle had plotted the murder of his wife, who was found cheating on him. The most shocking news is that, after this, the owner with his two sons died within a few weeks of his wife passing away. Did you know Wolfsegg Castle is the original Bavarian Castle? Locals believe that the hauntings here date back to the 1500s. Visitors have said that they have seen a ‘White Woman’ passing by the hallways accompanied by an eerie noise, which, if you hear, will surely send chills down.

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7. Pfaueninsel

Pfaueninsel, Haunted Places In Germany
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Located in Berlin, Pfaueninsel is the perfect example of pictorial construction. It is a serene park and is regularly visited by wild animals. Also, it is said to be a haunted park in Germany. Morover, Johann Kunckel haunts the park. Additionally, locals believe to have seen a dark figure and eerie glowing red eyes. Also, they believe him to be cursed in his afterlife. Did you know Kunckel used to perform bizarre experiments related to black magic in his laboratory at midnight?

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8. Babenhausen Barracks

Babenhausen Barracks
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Germany’s history has a dark side apart from being a place of historical significance. The story behind this barracks is that soldiers marching around the Babenhausen Barracks in central Germany hear a strange woman’s voice speaking backwards on the phone. The ghost of a witch who has died hanging during the early 1800s is said to seduce and kill soldiers in the 1900s.

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9. Frankenstein Castle

Frankenstein Castle, Haunted Places In Germany
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Did you know this castle was the inspiration behind Mary Shelley’s cult 1818 novel Frankenstein? The story behind Frankenstein Castle is that an alchemist known as Johann Conrad Dippel, who was born in 1673 in the very castle, was known to practise anatomy and experiments on ungraved dead bodies. As you must have seen in the movie Frankenstein, it was also about a dragon who lived on the castle grounds.

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10. Conn Barracks

Conn Barracks
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Here, you will find some of the spookiest encounters from World War II remains. Earlier, Conn Barracks was used as a Nazi psych ward and hospital. Later, it was used by US Army personnel as living quarters. Here, many haunting incidents have taken place of unpreserved bodies stored by Nazis. On two separate events, a soldier and a nurse covered in blood were standing over the bed of an American soldier.

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Tips for Your Germany Tour

  • Sauerbraten (Roast Beef Stew), Schweinshaxe (Pork Knuckle), Bratwurst (Grilled Sausage), Kartoffelkloesse (Potato Dumplings), Sauerkraut (Fermented Cabbage), Spätzle (Egg Noodles) and Rinderrouladen (Beef Roll) are some must-eat dishes in Germany. 
  • Try to speak German.
  • All shopping malls are closed on Sunday, so don’t plan a shopping trip on that day.
  • Explore more regions, as Germany is not a small country.
  • Have some cash in hand before travelling to Germany.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Your Germany Trip

When should I visit Germany?

May to September is the best time to visit Germany.

What are the some of the must-visit places in Germany?

Neuschwanstein Castle, Brandenburg Gate, Cologne Cathedral, Museum Island, Merlin Wall Memorial, Romantic Road, Memorial to the Murdered Jews, The Eagle’s Nest, and Eltz Castle are some of the must-visit places in Germany.

Which things are famous in the land of poets and thinkers?

Germany is famous for beer, Oktober fest, sausages, bread, cars, music and Berlin.

What should I buy as souvenirs in Germany?

You can buy Christmas ornaments and mugs, Drindl, beer steins, cuckoo clock, German chocolate, Birkenstock shoes, Steiff bear, and Nut Cracker as souvenirs in Germany.

How can I travel when in the country?

You can travel in trams, suburban trains, buses and subways when in the country.

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