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Augsburg, Germany

The Vogeltor

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

Augsburger Puppenkiste

This famed marionette theater and museum is bursting with imaginative string puppets.
Augsburg, Germany

Fuggerei

In this truly magical place, rent hasn't been raised since the year 1520.
Isle of Skye, Scotland

Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls

Ancient cliffs resembling a kilt on Scotland's second largest island emit an entrancing sound.
Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

Fujairah Fort

The United Arab Emirates's biggest and oldest fort pays homage to a lost era.
Augsburg, Germany

Schaezler Fountain

This fountain tucked away in a park is the focal point of the only "Green Basilica" in Germany.
Pula, Croatia

Pula Arena

One of the best-preserved Roman amphitheaters is still used today, but for less brutal events.
Riga, Latvia

First-Ever Public Christmas Tree Marker

A stone marker and sculpture in the city of Riga stake a claim for the very first community Christmas tree.
Singapore

Fountain of Wealth

This fountain was once heralded as the largest in the world.
Deildartunguhver, Iceland

Deildartunguhver

Europe’s most powerful hot spring supplies the surrounding region with hot water.
Augsburg, Germany

Aquädukt am Roten Tor (Aqueduct at the Red Gate)

What appears to be an ordinary bridge is actually a rare aqueduct.
Otwock, Poland

Zofiówka Sanatorium

An abandoned Jewish sanatorium is tucked within the woods of Poland.
Jettingen-Scheppach, Germany

Kuno II

The world's first jet-powered aircraft were assembled by the Germans in this secret factory in the forest during WWII.
Wehringen, Germany

Fasan Explosives Factory

Hidden in the forest are the crumbling, graffiti-covered remains of the factory where most of Germany's explosives were produced during World War II.
Sant Joan de Labritja, Spain

Abandoned Hotel at Cala d’en Serra

Originally slated to become a luxurious resort, this structure is now a graffiti haunt reclaimed by nature.
Istanbul, Turkey

Serpent Column

Ancient serpentine sacrifice holder that has stood the test of time.
Augsburg, Germany

Steinerner Mann (Stone Man)

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

Schießplatzheide (Firing Range Heath)

Deep in the forest next to Augsburg are abandoned bunkers and bullet traps from the region's military past.
New York, New York

Crabs of Cleopatra’s Needle

Curious crustaceans support an obelisk from ancient Egypt that now stands in modern-day Central Park.
New York, New York

The Brown Building

The site of the deadly Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Cat Sanctuary

The feral felines of Roosevelt Island have a small army of allies and an abandoned hospital all to themselves.
New York, New York

Septuagesimo Uno

The name of this tiny pocket park tucked between two buildings on Manhattan's Upper West Side is Latin for its location: "seventy-one."
New York, New York

Gimbel's Bridge

A three-story copper skybridge connects two Manhattan buildings with Art Deco luxury.