Podtours

April 25, 2007

Another macabre sight

Filed under: Austria, macabre, museum, travel, Vienna — podtourz @ 2:33 pm

I already blogged some macabre sights in Europe a while back – now here’s something that really is gruesome and a bit different from most. An undertakers’ museum!

The Bestattungsmuseum Wien  in Goldegasse covers the entire history of death in Vienna. There are photos of the lying in state of Austrian emperors and presidents; there are coffins, including a weird metal one with a little window in the front; there are hearses, horse-drawn and interior combustion, take your pick!

Unfortunately the site is only in German as far as I can see, which is a pity. But it’s worth browsing for the pictures. And I hesitate to suggest it, as my mind is coming up with some rather nasty images here, but there is also a museum shop…

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