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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Zoological Museum

The Natural History Museum that time forgot.
Budapest, Hungary

Steve Jobs Memorial Statue

The world’s first statue of the late Apple co-founder.
Budapest, Hungary

Zero Kilometer Stone

The geographical center of Budapest is marked with a 10-foot-tall stylized zero.
Budapest, Hungary

Ronald Reagan Statue in Budapest

A statue in Budapest's Liberty Square honors the former U.S. president's efforts to end the Cold War.
Salzburg, Austria

The World of Puppets Museum

A small marionette collection located within the dark cellars of an 11th-century Austrian castle.
Donaueschingen, Germany

Donauquelle

The great Danube river starts here.
Rome, Italy

Keats-Shelley Memorial House

Museum dedicated to literary greats of the Romantic Period is also the home in which Keats met his untimely end.
Rome, Italy

Campo de Fiori

This ritzy Italian market is built around a statue of an unforgiven heretic who was burned for his belief in an endless universe.
Hajmáskér, Hungary

Hajmaskér Barracks

One of the largest barracks of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy's military is now an abandoned ruin.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Metelkova

This abandoned Slovenian military barracks has become a punky-political art squat.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Cyanometer

Martin Bricelj Baraga's monolithic sculpture measures the blueness of the sky, and changes color to match it.
Székesfehérvár, Hungary

Bory Castle

Hungarian self-built castle.
Budapest, Hungary

Panoptikum Budapest

A series of caves under Castle Hill that once held the prisoner Vlad Tepes, better known as Count Dracula.
Oroszlány, Hungary

Bokod Floating Houses

This Hungarian stilt village is built in a lake that never freezes over due to the power plant that that uses it as a cooling pond.
Kisapáti, Hungary

The Basalt Organ

Take a hike to this unique rock formation formed by lava flows.
Veszprém, Hungary

Soviet Ghost Town

The abandoned military base looks like a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
Rottweil, Germany

ThyssenKrupp Test Tower

Built to test magnetically levitated elevators, the tower also boasts Germany's highest visitor platform.
Ulm, Germany

Einstein Fountain

Albert Einstein's head sticks out of a snail shell stacked on a rocket in this truly bizarre monument to the scientist.
Augsburg, Germany

The Vogeltor

According to legend a man pooped out the window of this tower to prove that it was straight.
Augsburg, Germany

Steinerner Mann (Stone Man)

Legend says this sculpture commemorates a brave baker who rescued the city in the Thirty Years' War.
Ulm, Germany

Ulm Minster (Ulmer Münster)

The world's tallest church tower reveals a spectacular view to anyone up to the task of climbing the daunting staircase.
Augsburg, Germany

Aquädukt am Roten Tor (Aqueduct at the Red Gate)

What appears to be an ordinary bridge is actually a rare aqueduct.
Augsburg, Germany

Fuggerei

In this truly magical place, rent hasn't been raised since the year 1520.
Munich, Germany

Wurmeck

A fearsome dragon clings to a corner of Munich's city hall.