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St. Petersglocke
Cologne, Germany

St. Petersglocke

The largest bell in the world has been swinging high above a Cologne cathedral for almost a century.
50.9414, 6.9583
Chullpa
Puno, Peru

Sillustani

These ruined Incan mausoleum towers still bear carvings of sacred animals on their blocks.
-15.7211, -70.1583
The Last Supper by Marcos Zapata
Cusco, Peru

Guinea Pig Last Supper

A painting in the historic Cathedral Basilica depicts Jesus and his disciples dining on a traditional Peruvian menu.
-13.5162, -71.9779
Salt Pans of Maras
Maras, Peru

Salt Pans of Maras

This Peruvian canyon is filled with geometric salt pools that have been being harvested since the Incan empire.
-13.3328, -72.1564
Moray
Urubamba, Peru

Moray

Huge stone depressions which may have acted as an Incan agricultural experiment.
-13.3296, -72.1971
Ignatius J. Reilly Statue
New Orleans, Louisiana

Ignatius J. Reilly Statue

This New Orleans statue of a portly figure in a goofy hat pays homage to a classic of satirical literature.
29.9542, -90.0700
The Cats of Jackson Square
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Cats of Jackson Square

By day this New Orleans square is for pedestrians, but by night it is a kingdom of kittens.
29.9567, -90.0628
Inside
New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo

A museum and shop on Bourbon Street located in the former home of the second Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.
29.9595, -90.0650
Death cutting the life-thread
Munich, Germany

Asamkirche

Among the ostentatious rococo ornamentation of this church, an image of death cuts the life-thread.
48.1351, 11.5697
Saint Munditia, St. Peter's Kirche, Munchen
Munich, Germany

Jeweled skeleton of Saint Munditia

The patron saint of spinsters grasps a container of dried blood.
48.1366, 11.5754
Flowers in summer bloom
Prague, Czechia

Vojan Gardens

The oldest garden in Prague, once part of an medieval orchard.
50.0886, 14.4083
The Virgin of Nuremberg, aka the Iron Maiden
Prague, Czechia

Museum of Torture Instruments

Take a break from the beauty of Prague to explore a more gruesome side of history.
50.0867, 14.4154
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."
47.5574, 10.7495
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 devil's footprint or a clever tourist trap? Both?
Munich, Germany

Der Teufelstritt (The Devil's Footprint)

The footprint of a frustrated devil in Munich's Cathedral.
48.1386, 11.5736
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
48.1378, 11.5759
Viscardigasse
Munich, Germany

Viscardigasse

Golden cobblestones remember a time when this small alley was used to avoid having to give a Nazi salute.
48.1413, 11.5775
Weiße Rose Pavement Memorial
Munich, Germany

Weiße Rose Pavement Memorial

These bronze pamphlets remember a remarkable group of Germans who fearlessly opposed the Nazis in the very center of their power.
48.1507, 11.5804
(Wikimedia Commons)
Munich, Germany

Eisbachwelle

Go surfing on this urban wave, "hacked" by local surfers.
48.1435, 11.5877
Relics of a mummified child
Munich, Germany

The Relics of Munich Residenz

This magnificent museum claims to house the cranium of a disciple and the skull of a pope.
48.1418, 11.5795
Friendship 500
Burnaby, Canada

Friendship 500

A floating McDonald's built for Expo '86 is now a derelict relic on Burrard Inlet.
49.2922, -122.9809
Solvang, California

OstrichLand USA

Get up close to emus and ostriches, or buy their tasty meat.
34.6063, -120.1765
Nancy Thompson's House from A Nightmare on Elm Street
Los Angeles, California

Thompson Home

Nancy Thompson's Home from "A Nightmare on Elm Street."
34.0971, -118.3579
Millennium Biltmore Hotel
Los Angeles, California

Millennium Biltmore Hotel

This opulent hotel has been visited by Spider-Man, Charlie's Angels, and the Ghostbusters.
34.0498, -118.2539