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Vienna, Austria

Stephansdom Crypt

The crypt of the imposing Stephensdom holds royal intestines and thousands of skeletons
48.2080, 16.3729
Underground Cathedral (Flickr/magro kr)
Wieliczka, Poland

Wieliczka Salt Mine

An underground city of salt
49.9830, 20.0557
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king"
47.5574, 10.7495
Liberation Army Soldier
Budapest, Hungary

Memento Park

Budapest's Communist-era statues, banished to the suburbs
47.4250, 19.0026
336 ancient columns
Istanbul, Turkey

Basilica Cisterns of Istanbul

A marvel of Byzantine engineering under the streets of Istanbul
41.0087, 28.9778
Berlin, Germany

Berlin-Friedrichstrasse Railway Station

Cold war icon and onetime "hole" in the iron curtain
52.5203, 13.3869
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock
48.1378, 11.5759
the Elephant Clock at the Ibn Battuta mall
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Elephant Clock

A faithful reproduction of Al-Jazari's enormous water clock
25.0449, 55.1187
Exterior of the Old New Synagogue.
Prague, Czech Republic

Old New Synagogue

Synagogue built from the stones of Solomon's temple contains the golem of Prague
50.0901, 14.4186
Budapest, Hungary

Terror Háza

Museum dedicated to the terror regimes of Hungary
47.5068, 19.0653
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Sigiriya

Ancient stone fortress considered by many to be the eighth wonder of the world
7.9500, 80.7500
Detail of the sarcophagus of Emperor Charles VI.
Vienna, Austria

Habsburg Imperial Crypt

Final resting place for the remains of 143 Habsburg royalty
48.2055, 16.3699
City's sign lists local sights but not the infamous camp. (spinkk/Atlas Obscura)
Dachau, Germany

Dachau Concentration Camp

Prototype for all Nazi concentration camps
48.2594, 11.4343
The Prague Metronome slicing through summer skies. (Macskafaraok/Flickr)
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Metronome

Steadily reminding the Czech Republic of its past
50.0947, 14.4160
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Pestsaule (Plague Column)

Baroque celebration of the end of the Great Plague of Vienna
48.2087, 16.3697
Berlin, Germany

Pergamon Museum

The most visited, and possibly most controversial museum in Germany
52.5207, 13.3973