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Milan, Italy

Leonardo's Horse - Il Cavallo dello Sforza

Da Vinci's equestrian statue, 500 years in the making.
Vernazza, Italy

Cinque Terre

Five candy-colored villages on the Italian Riviera.
Venice, Italy

The Mad Colored Houses of Burano

This community on a small Venetian island has taken to painting their houses in bright neon hues.
Lohheide, Germany

Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp

A Nazi concentration camp and Anne Frank's place of death.
Hildesheim, Germany

The Thousand-Year Rose

The world's oldest rose is so tough it survived being bombed in World War II.
Hamburg, Germany

St. Nicholas' Church

Once the tallest building in the world, this abandoned church is now a monument to the destruction of WWII.
Dachau, Germany

Dachau Concentration Camp

The prototype for all Nazi concentration camps.
Berlin, Germany

Tempelhof Airport

Berlin's old airport.
Berlin, Germany

Spandauer Zitadelle (Spandau Citadel)

A 12th-century fortress containing some of Berlin's oldest buildings.
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."
Geelong, Australia

Stanbury Jacko

A stuffed, prize-winning ram is all that remains of a world-renowned stud line, and a reminder of its owner's gruesome end.
Holbrook, Australia

HMAS Otway

The decommissioned submarine is now the symbol of a small, inland Australian town.
Caiguna, Australia

Giant Readymix Logo

Some of the world's largest letters are carved into the limestone bedrock of the Nullarbor Plain.
Portsea, Australia

Cheviot Beach

This Australian beach became famous when Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared from its shores.
Bowenfels, Australia

Big Miner's Lamp

Giant lamp houses the tourism information center.
Taroona, Australia

Taroona Shot Tower

The world's tallest shot tower—maybe.
Canberra, Australia

Australian-American Memorial

From a distance, this statue of an eagle looks like a giant chicken on a stick.
Woomera, Australia

Woomera Range Complex

Bomb tests and sheep ranchers share the world's largest military land base.
Paddys River, Australia

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

It's home to the antenna that received the first images of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon.
Geelong, Australia

Geelong Bollards

More than 100 colorful residents stand post in this seaside Australian city.
Darwin, Australia

Darwin Oil Storage Tunnels

World War II ended before these tunnels built to protect vital oil from Japanese bombs were ever used.
Sydney, Australia

Sirius Building

Though considered an eyesore by some, this boxy Brutalist high-rise plays a significant role in Sydney's past.
Taroona, Australia

The Shot Tower Historic Site

For a century, the tallest building in Tasmania was a tower built to manufacture ammunition.
Adaminaby, Australia

The Big Trout

This giant trout was made by a singular fisherman who wanted to honor his local trade.