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Title:
Weird Europe : a guide to bizarre, macabre, and just plain weird sights
Author:
Lawson, Kristan.
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Edition:
First St. Martin's Griffin edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St Martin's Griffin, 1999.
Physical Description:
338 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
Includes indexes.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780312198732
Format :
Book

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Central Library D909 .L34 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

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. From strange natural wonders to the handiwork of mad scientists, dreamers, and zealots, Europe harbors hundreds of fascinating-and occasionally gruesome-suprises. 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
-Mines
-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.


Author Notes

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.


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