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Interior of the Hunterian Museum
Greater London, England

Hunterian Museum, London

The anatomical-pathological collection of a man who changed surgery
51.5169, -0.1170
Clément Ader's Avion III
Paris, France

Musée des Arts et Métiers

France's national museum of scientific and industrial instruments
48.8666, 2.3555
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mutter Museum

America's most famous museum of medical oddities, and home to the remains of Einstein's Brain
39.9535, -75.1768
London, England

Sir John Soane's Museum

A cluttered and astounding collection of ethnographic items
51.5168, -0.1176
Bones from the former Magdeleine cemetery (La Ville Leveque Street numbers 1 and 2). Deposited in 1844 in the western ossuary (bone repository) and transferred to the catacombs in September 1859.
Paris, France

Catacombes de Paris

The Catacombs hold secrets much stranger than the bones stacked within them
48.8343, 2.3322
Père Lachaise in snow
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs
48.8594, 2.3910
A street in the close.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mary King's Close

17th century streets hidden under Edinburgh were once a breeding ground for the black death
55.9501, -3.1882
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Folk art environment, gallery space, and nonprofit showcasing the work of mosaicist Isaiah Zagar
39.9429, -75.1593
Angel in West Highgate
Greater London, England

Highgate Cemetery

London's creepiest cemetery was once the site of dueling magicians and mobs of stake-carrying vampire hunters
51.5675, -0.1483
Bruges, Belgium

Basilica of the Holy Blood

Christ's blood preserved in a Belgian town
51.2089, 3.2272
Berlin, Germany

Berlin-Friedrichstrasse Railway Station

Cold war icon and onetime "hole" in the iron curtain
52.5203, 13.3869
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Masonic Temple of Philadelphia

Huge masonic hall in Philadelphia with lavishly themed rooms
39.9534, -75.1633
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock
48.1378, 11.5759
Greater London, England

Wellcome Collection & Library

Curios of Pharmacist and Collector Henry Wellcome
51.5259, -0.1339
(Wikimedia Commons)
Munich, Germany

Eisbachwelle

Go surfing on this urban wave, "hacked" by local surfers
48.1435, 11.5877
Pont de la Concorde
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

Bridge built from the rubble of the Bastille prison
48.8634, 2.3196
Inside the dome of St. Paul's
Greater London, England

Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Hear the quietest sound from across the dome
51.5138, -0.1004
Paris, France

Musée des Plans-Reliefs

The Sun King's military models, saved from the Louvre
48.8557, 2.3131
Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

Bookstore serves double duty as "Tumbleweed Hotel"
48.8526, 2.3471
The club space upstairs from the labyrinth
Berlin, Germany

Peristal Singum

Fall down the rabbit hole into a surreal journey of human consciousness "from ass to soul"
52.4973, 13.4654
Paris 05, France

Arènes de Lutèce

Remains of Roman amphitheater hidden in a sleepy quarter of Paris
48.8450, 2.3530
Chocolate chariot driver and his horses (Flickr/SpirosK)
Barcelona, Spain

Chocolate Museum

Delicious sculpture collection in Barcelona
41.3873, 2.1819
Paris, France

Foucoult's Pendulum and the Paris Pantheon

19th century pendulum and a clock restored by a rogue group of guerilla artists
48.8468, 2.3459
Horses - Stables Market
London, England

Stables Market

Catacombs turned marketplace
51.5424, -0.1477