The city of Kutná Hora owes its wealth to its extremely profitable silver deposits. In the Middle Ages it was one of the largest and most active towns in Bohemia, capable of launching the construction of St Barbara's Cathedral, one of the country's Gothic architectural wonders. The discovery of richer seams in Jáchymov signalled its decline. But many vestiges of its past splendour have survived, earning Kutná Hora a place on UNESCO's World Heritage list.
Buildings made from human bones, macabre, haunted and abandoned places… welcome to our selection of the world’s scariest places, each with a spooky atmosphere that could easily serve as the backdrop for the most terrifying horror films.