"Something like 'Narrenturm' ['Tower of Fools'] might be the word in which both thoughts could coincide"
'Narrenturm', University of Vienna, (2006)
Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike'Narrenturm', University of Vienna, (2006) - Credit: Gryffindor

    Opened in 1784, the 'Fool's Tower' of the Vienna General Hospital was reputedly the first facility built exclusively to house the mentally ill.  Though praised for its architecture, the strict conditions within exemplified the harsh style of treatment which would gradually fall out of favour throughout the 19th century.


Video tour by David Bickerstaff, (Wellcome Collection, 'Madness and Modernity', 2009)