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Bratislava, Slovakia

Most SNP

This Slovak bridge is known both for its connection to a national uprising and its UFO-shaped eatery.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Cumil the Sewer Worker

This Slovakian statue of an emerging sewer worker might just be a bronze peeping tom.
Prague, Czechia

Jan Palach Memorial

Monument to a suicide protesting the Soviet invasion.
Munich, Germany

Eisbachwelle

Go surfing on this urban wave, "hacked" by local surfers.
Munich, Germany

Viscardigasse

Golden cobblestones remember a time when this small alley was used to avoid having to give a Nazi salute.
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
Munich, Germany

Jeweled skeleton of Saint Munditia

The patron saint of spinsters grasps a container of dried blood.
Munich, Germany

Asamkirche

Among the ostentatious rococo ornamentation of this church, an image of death cuts the life-thread.
Munich, Germany

Filmtheater Sendlinger Tor

This century-old cinema house has a marquee that has been hand painted by a single man for over 25 years.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Tun

Sitting in the basement of a castle, the largest wine barrel in the world is bigger than most apartments.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Studentenkarzer

A preserved college lock-up that recalls a clubhouse approach to discipline.
Heidelberg, Germany

The Prinzhorn Collection

A collection of artworks exclusively created by the mentally ill that was almost burned by Nazi culture police.
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt Wishing Wells

Carved fountains poignantly placed in parks and in front of special monuments.
Grindavík, Iceland

Blue Lagoon

Medicinal spa created with the discharge from a geothermal energy plant.
Iceland

Berserkjahraun

This scenic Icelandic lava flow is named for a pair of Berserkers who were murdered, according to a famous Saga.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja

The tallest building in Iceland, and certainly one of the most visually impressive.
Iceland

Þingvellir

The picturesque birthplace of Icelandic democracy is drenched in the blood of its brutal past.