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Berlin, Germany

Führerbunker Parking Lot

The bunker where Hitler took his own life is hidden under this deliberately ordinary parking lot.
52.5126, 13.3808
Denkzeichen Georg Elser.
Berlin, Germany

Denkzeichen Georg Elser

A monument to the man who almost killed Hitler.
52.5125, 13.3827
The Bebelplatz.
Berlin, Germany

The Bebelplatz

The site of the famous Nazi book burning campaign of 1933 remembers its "Night of Shame".
52.5166, 13.3941
Berlin, Germany

AquaDom at Radisson Blu Berlin

The largest free standing aquarium in the world resides in a hotel lobby in Berlin.
52.5194, 13.4029
The bookstore was once a tobacco shop.
Lisbon, Portugal

Livraria Simão

One of the smallest bookstores on the planet.
38.7128, -9.1361
Robert the Bruce (left) and William Wallace (right) stand guard at the gates.
Edinburgh, Scotland

William Wallace and Robert the Bruce Statues

Overlooked by many, the two famous Scottish warriors guard the main gate of Edinburgh Castle.
55.9486, -3.1999
The famous statue has had an interesting life.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

John Harvard 'Statue of Three Lies'

The statue of John Harvard isn't actually John Harvard—or even, technically, the founder of the school.
42.3743, -71.1173
The Gates of the Herbertstraße.
Hamburg, Germany

Herbertstraße

Hamburg's first legal prostitution area is a gated street that still does not allow pedestrian women.
53.5481, 9.9627
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Theater Tuschinski

A beautifully eclectic mix of architectural styles.
52.3665, 4.8950
(Flickr/fidelramos)
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oude Kerk

Amsterdam's oldest church, and the center of Dutch prostitution.
52.3744, 4.8980
Our Lord in the Attic
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Our Lord in the Attic

The attic of a four-century-old canal house hides a clandestine church.
52.3751, 4.8994
Rainbow
Iceland

Gullfoss (Golden Falls)

If a glacial river suddenly diving into a sheer chasm via a dramatic, multi-stage waterfall isn't peak Iceland, it's certainly close.
64.3270, -20.1200
The famous facade and portal to the church.
Lisbon, Portugal

Jerónimos Monastery

Elaborately carved to showcase the glorious wealth that the age of exploration brought to the Portuguese empire.
38.6970, -9.2069
Berlin, Germany

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
52.5050, 13.4397
Soldier Bear Statue
Edinburgh, Scotland

Wojtek the Soldier Bear Memorial

A statue in the heart of Edinburgh honors a bear that served in the Polish military during World War II.
55.9513, -3.2003
Mortsafe at Greyfriars Cemetery
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Cemetery Mortsafes

Protecting the dead from opportunistic body snatchers.
55.9469, -3.1928
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Bobby

The most loyal of little dogs, or a Victorian era publicity stunt?
55.9471, -3.1928
George Mackenzie's Mausoleum
Edinburgh, Scotland

George Mackenzie's Mausoleum

The tomb of one of Scotland's bloody historic villains is a magnet for bumbling desecrators.
55.9467, -3.1914
The birthplace of Dada.
Zurich, Switzerland

Cabaret Voltaire: the Dada House

One hundred years ago this small house in downtown Zürich became the birthplace of the Dada movement.
47.3717, 8.5441
Zurich, Switzerland

Heureka Useless Machine

One of a series of no-purpose kinetic artworks by Swiss sculptor Jean Tinguely.
47.3530, 8.5523
The Dancing House, f/k/a Fred and Ginger
Prague, Czechia

Tančící dům - Dancing House of Prague

This tipsy office building in downtown Prague was originally called “Fred and Ginger.”
50.0755, 14.4141
Madrid, Spain

Kilometre Zero

A stone slab in Madrid marks the point from which the distances of Spain's national roads are measured.
40.4169, -3.7029
Odense, Denmark

Danmarks Jernbanemuseum (Danish Railway Museum)

An exhibition of preserved locomotives housed in a 1950s depot shows the history of Denmark's railway.
55.4027, 10.3865
Orator at Speakers' Corner at 1974
London, England

Speakers' Corner

London's last remaining public soapbox site has seen speeches from Karl Marx, Vladmir Lenin, and George Orwell.
51.5120, -0.1592