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Munich, Germany

Umschreibung

A stairway to heaven, or to nowhere at all.
Budapest, Hungary

Memento Park

Budapest's Communist-era statues, banished to the suburbs.
Budapest, Hungary

Kerepesi Cemetery

Time stands still at this serene burial ground in the center of Budapest.
Budapest, Hungary

Szimpla Kert

A Trabant car, a kangaroo statue, and a plethora of plants take over this abandoned-factory-turned-bar.
Budapest, Hungary

Michael Jackson Memorial Tree

A random tree outside a Budapest hotel has become a DIY shrine to the late singer.
Budapest, Hungary

Semmelweis Medical Museum

A museum in the childhood house of a medical pioneer.
Budapest, Hungary

Panoptikum Budapest

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

Arcul de Triumf

Romania's triumphal arch looks out over Bucharest.
Bucharest, Romania

Palace of the Parliament

This communist behemoth is the heaviest building in the world and a legacy of a brutal regime.
Yerevan, Armenia

Lusik Aguletsi House-Museum

A museum dedicated to traditional Armenian clothing and their designer.
Yerevan, Armenia

William Saroyan's Grave

Half of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's ashes were buried in Armenia.
Yerevan, Armenia

Spider Statue

Destruction from Armenia's 1988 earthquake inspired an artist's sculptures of scrap metal.
Zagreb, Croatia

Croatian Museum of Naïve Art

An eclectic art form practiced by untrained masters is celebrated at this museum in the heart of Zagreb's old Upper Town.
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb's Museum of Broken Relationships

Where the lovelorn find a home for their sentimental keepsakes.
Krakow, Poland

Lord's Ark

In the midst of a living monument to Soviet social engineering, Polish Catholics built this church by hand.
Krakow, Poland

Nowa Huta

This sprawling concrete suburb of Kraków was designed by the Soviet Union as the model proletarian city.
Lviv, Ukraine

Lychakiv Cemetery

Monumental sculptures guard many of the graves, transforming this necropolis into an open-air fine art museum.
Lviv, Ukraine

Yard of Lost Toys

This Ukraine alleyway has become its own little island of forgotten things.
Lviv, Ukraine

Giant Crossword of Lviv

World's largest crossword puzzle spans the side of a towerblock, its clues scattered throughout the city.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Museum of the Great Patriotic War

One of the largest museums in Ukraine remembers the story of the German-Soviet War in iconic, brutalist style.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Rodina-Mat : Mother Motherland

340-foot statue built to honour the Heroes of the Soviet Union.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Kyiv Institute of Information

This exquisite, alienesque piece of Soviet architecture is being threatened by modern shopping malls.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Holodomor Victims Memorial

The haunting complex honors the millions of Ukrainians who died in the forced famine under Soviet rule.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Kyiv Crematorium

This oddly shaped building is a surprising Soviet-era crematorium.