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Philosophy tourism is a travel topic grouping attractions related to the history of philosophy. It covers interests in visiting and exploring philosophical landmarks, including historical residences, museums, statues, and places of burial.


Places of residence[edit]

  • Nietzsche-Haus, Via da Marias 67, CH – 7514 Sils Maria, Switzerland. Friedrich Nietzsche stayed in the house for seven summers during the 1880's.
  • Kong Family Mansion, Qufu, China — Residence of the mainline descendants of Confucius during Imperial times.
  • Meng Family Mansion, Zoucheng, China — Residence of the mainline descendants of Mencius during Imperial times.
  • Wittgenstein's Hut, Skjolden 6876, Norway. Rebuilt remote cabin where Ludwig Wittegenstein sought solitude. There's a marked trail to the hut.
  • Voltaire Institute and Museum, Rue des Délices 25, 1203 Geneva, Switzerland. Voltaire lived here from 1755 to 1760.
  • House of Rousseau and Literature, Grand-Rue 40, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Descartes’ House, Westermarkt 6, 1016 DK Amsterdam, Netherlands. René Descartes lived in the house when he wrote Treatise on the Passions of the Soul.
  • Marx’s House, 41 Maitland Park Rd, London, NW3 2EX, United Kingdom. There is no museum, only a plaque. Karl Marx lived here from 1851 to 1856.

Academic institutions[edit]

Artistic depictions[edit]

  • Capitoline Museum, Piazza del Campidoglio 1 - 00186 Rome, Italy. The museum has a hall dedicated to portraits of philosophers in the Palazzo Nuovo section.
  • Altes Museum, Am Lustgarten, 10178 Berlin, Germany. The museum has a double herm of Socrates and Seneca on display.
  • The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom. The museum displays busts of various philosophers including Chrysippus, Epicurus and Rousseau.
  • David Hume's Statue, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1RN, United Kingdom.

Places of burial[edit]

  • Wittgenstein's Grave, Ascension Parish Burial Ground, 8 All Souls Ln, Cambridge CB3 0EA, United Kingdom.
  • Jeremy Bentham's Body, 27-28 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AH, United Kingdom. His body has been preserved at his request and is on display in the UCL student centre.


  • The Seven Bridges of Königsberg, Kaliningrad, Russia. A mathematics problem whose negative resolution by Leonhard Euler called in to question the Aristotelian view that mathematics is the "science of quantity". With only five bridges left, you can cross each one exactly once, thus completing an Eulerian path.

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