CP Narrenturm, Vienna

Narrenturm, Vienna, AUSTRIA

This building is called the Tower of Fools (Narrenturm in German). From 1784 to 1866, it housed people with mental illnesses. There was no treatment. The patients were locked up. The Anatomy and Pathology Museum lives there now. You can see human foetuses in jars and bionic arms. The most disturbing things in the collection are kept upstairs. Only medical students and researchers can see them (by appointment).