Walking the streets, looking for a good time? Get hooked legally with European and UK tours of the terrifying, meanderings of murder sites and visits to villainous museums—are you ready to walk on the wild side? Then tiptoe inside…
Paris is the city of romance, which naturally leads to crimes of passion. You can discover some of the city’s darkest moments on a history and mystery evening tour. The tour takes you through the historical neighbourhoods of Le Marais and Ile Saint Louis to have a crack at solving urban legends passed down over many centuries. From the echoes of Notre Dame Cathedral to the black cobbled alleyways of medieval areas, hear about the criminals of yesteryear. Tuck yourself into bed safe and sound at the Best Western Hotel Mercedes Paris, which is a 1930s Art Deco styled residence perfect for Agatha Christie’s Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.
Loath him or, well, loath him, the question remains for many “How on earth did Hitler get where he did? Didn’t anyone notice he was insane?” In the former capital of the Nazi movement you can unravel some of the mystery on a Hitler and the Third Reich Munich Walking Tour. View the architecture built to be awe-inspiring, the places of Hitler’s first speeches—then get perspective and contemplate the sacrifices of those who opposed Nazism by visiting the memorials. Stay at the The King’s Hotel Centre, often used as a photo shoot backdrop or set for German TV dramas such as K 11-Kommissare.
A ripping good yarn is even more exciting when you’re standing in the same place as serial killer Jack the Ripper. Hear the echo of your feet on the pavements of Whitechapel as your ‘Ripperologist’ takes you to all four murder sites as well as a haunted house and other spooky locales on the Jack the Ripper Tour and London Ghost Walk. If you’re going to be tracking down a serial killer, it’s elementary that you’ll need a base. There’s nowhere more appropriate than the Sherlock Holmes Hotel.
Museums are perfect for a good old-fashioned heist—but a more legal way of enjoying one is to go to the Crime Museum, in Rome. Beyond the typical oil paintings and statues of this ancient city, instead take in the three sections of scandal—from the punishment of the torturing Iron Maiden to endless documents about criminology and sociology. Live it up like a crime king at the Royal Santina Hotel with its famous murals and views of the Baths of Diocletian.