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Zeitz, Germany

Deutsches Kinderwagenmuseum (German Stroller Museum)

Take a stroll through the history of prams, carriages, and other ways we move babies around.
Bamberg, Germany

Bamberg Horseman

Art historians have debated the identity of this medieval stone rider since the 19th century.
Altenburg, Germany

Historischer Friseursalon

An incredibly well-preserved barbershop from the 1920s was transformed into a tiny local museum.
Lützen, Germany

Gustav II Adolf's Place of Death

A monument to the "father of modern warfare" Gustav II Adolf.
Leverkusen, Germany

Bayer Cross

Largest illuminated advertisement sign in the world.
Berlin, Germany

Soviet Memorial (Sowjetisches Ehrenmal)

For patriotic Russians, this memorial honoring defenders who died in the 1945 Battle of Berlin is the most sacred location outside of Russia.
Naumburg, Germany

Statue of Uta von Ballenstedt

Is this statue at Naumberg Cathedral the fairest of them all?
Goseck, Germany

Goseck Circle

A Neolithic celestial calendar standing in a nondescript wheat field.
Dresden, Germany

Deutsches Hygiene-Museum

Over 12,000 hygiene oriented objects and exhibits.
Leipzig, Germany

Museum in der "Runden Ecke"

This small exhibition displays equipment and artifacts once belonging to the feared Stasi secret police.
Leipzig, Germany

Löffelfamilie (Spoon Family)

One of the most iconic neon ads of former East Germany.
Wernigerode, Germany

The Brocken

On the highest peak in the Harz Mountains, science and the occult faced off in a failed attempt to turn a goat into a boy.
Dresden, Germany

Yenidze

Tourists often confuse this beautifully ornate former cigarette factory for a mosque.
Berlin, Germany

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

An imperial church bombed to ruins during WWII now stands as a jagged memorial.
Colditz, Germany

Colditz Castle

An officers prison camp believed to be impregnable by the Germans saw over 30 successful escapes.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Ratstrinkstube Clock Tower

Every hour the doors open to reenact the legend of the heroic mayor who saved his town by drinking a gallon of wine.
Berlin, Germany

Berlin Victory Column

A monument to the three wars that led to German unification towers within a Berlin traffic circle.
Halle (Saale), Germany

Nebra Sky Disc

The 3,600-year-old archeological sensation is considered to be the oldest representation of the cosmos.
Germany

Bridge of Spies

Germany's Glienicke Bridge has a shady history of clandestine meetings, espionage, and spycraft.
Netzschkau, Germany

Göltzsch Viaduct

The largest brick bridge in the world.
Berlin, Germany

Bahnhof Berlin Zoologischer Garten

Metro station with a claim to rock n' roll fame.
Leipzig, Germany

Völkerschlachtdenkmal (Monument to the Battle of the Nations)

This incredible stone temple is a monument to death, victory, and fantasy architecture.
Quedlinburg, Germany

Quedlinburg Abbey

The medieval institution is home to the precious treasure stolen in World War II in one of the greatest art thefts of the 20th century.
Berlin, Germany

Otto Weidt's Workshop for the Blind

A brush maker used his factory to protect blind Jews from the Gestapo.