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Haunted buildings: Vienna, Austria
Any city as fascinated by death as Vienna is bound to be full of spooks, and the ghost of Schubert, or someone close to the great composer, manifests itself in the house where he was born. But it's only on 19 November, the date he died aged 31, when the poltergeist can be heard whispering and tapping.
There are also ghosts in the city’s Imperial Palace – but they only tend to come out when tourists leave the premises for the night. Empress Sisi, Vienna's answer to Princess Diana, was startled by the ghost of writer Heinrich Heine when making notes in her journal one night, and other restless souls are said to haunt the corridors.