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The shame masks.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Medieval Crime Museum

Horrifically creative torture devices and shame punishments line the walls of this chilling museum.
49.3756, 10.1792
Nördlingen, Germany

Nordlingen

A meteorite-bounded town in Bavaria.
48.8508, 10.4896
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."
47.5574, 10.7495
Statue of Loreley
Sankt Goarshausen, Germany

Statue of Loreley

A memorial for a young woman and her ghost, which are claimed to have caused countless deathly shipwrecks.
50.1470, 7.7270
Oberwesel, Germany

Burg Pfalzgrafenstein

Tiny castle in the middle of the Rhine made you pay to pass.
50.0838, 7.7629
Mauseturm Tower
Bingen, Germany

Mauseturm Tower

Legendary site where an evil bishop was devoured by rodents.
49.9690, 7.8957
The Stilt Houses
Uhldingen-Mühlhofen, Germany

Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen (Lake Dwelling Museum)

This museum tells the story of lake dwellers from 4000 BC to 850 BC, replete with stilt houses and goats.
47.7254, 9.2284
Heidelberg Tun
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Tun

Sitting in the basement of a castle, the largest wine barrel in the world is bigger than most apartments.
49.4106, 8.7153
Groton, Connecticut

Gungywamp

Gungywamp is either an archeologists dream or nightmare, depending on how you look at it.
41.3835, -72.0608
Sarah Winchester
New Haven, Connecticut

Grave of Sarah Winchester

Connecticut grave of the woman responsible for the Winchester Mystery House in California.
41.3019, -72.9460
Louis' Lunch
New Haven, Connecticut

Louis' Lunch

While many places make the claim, the Library of Congress says this restaurant is the birthplace of the hamburger.
41.3065, -72.9303
Braaaaaaaains
New Haven, Connecticut

Cushing Brain Collection

A historic collection of diseased brains in a new, custom-built home.
41.3043, -72.9344
Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
New Haven, Connecticut

Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library

A vast collection of rare books, manuscripts & extraordinary objects illustrating the history of medicine.
41.3032, -72.9340
Skull and Bones Tomb
New Haven, Connecticut

Skull and Bones Tomb

The headquarters of the famous Yale society.
41.3085, -72.9303
Louie Mattar’s Fabulous Car
San Diego, California

Louie Mattar’s Fabulous Car

One man's quest for the ultimate road trip vehicle.
32.7275, -117.1539
San Diego, California

Lucha Libre Tacos

Lucha Libre (Mexican Wrestling) Themed Taco Shop.
32.7434, -117.1816
Harper's Topiary Garden
San Diego, California

Harper's Topiary Garden

A couple creates a magical topiary 'museum' on their average, suburban corner.
32.7412, -117.1761
San Diego, California

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

North America's largest accredited model railroad museum.
32.7313, -117.1487
The Whaley House, which served as a county courthouse and theater, is open to the public all year. (Alyx Sariol/Atlas Obscura)
San Diego, California

Whaley House

San Diego's most historic and haunted home.
32.7525, -117.1945
Women in law enforcement section
San Diego, California

Sheriff's Museum

It would be a crime to miss it.
32.7511, -117.1930
Lemon Grove Girl
San Diego, California

Lemon Grove Mummies

Lemon Grove, California is known for its giant lemon...and mummified bodies.
32.7314, -117.1519
San Diego Museum of Man
San Diego, California

San Diego Museum of Man

An extraordinarily ornate museum in San Diego holds wondrous anthropological treasures.
32.7314, -117.1517
Zoro (Butterfly) Garden today
San Diego, California

Zoro Garden

Swarms of butterflies cannot compare to the awe inspired by the publicly-funded nakedness once displayed in this sunken garden.
32.7311, -117.1478
The Statue "Unconditional Surrender" in front of the USS Midway
San Diego, California

Unconditional Surrender

A sculpture of the famous photograph stands on San Diego's "Greatest Generation Walk."
32.7129, -117.1753