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Sossusvlei, Namibia

Dead Vlei

This "dead marsh" sits among the largest sand dunes in the world, a forest frozen in time.
Namibia

Namib Sand Sea

A desert that rolls right up to the ocean, where it's so dry animals live off the fog.
Namibia

Kolmanskop Ghost Town

The remains of diamond fever taken over by the desert.
Berlin, Germany

Arthouse Tacheles

An old department store turned Nazi prison turned artist commune.
Ivenack, Germany

Oaks of Ivenack

The oldest trees in Northern Germany.
Niederfinow, Germany

Schiffshebewerk Niederfinow

This giant, 83-year-old ship elevator is an engineering feat to behold.
Hamburg, Germany

Oberhafen-Kantine

This dockworkers' lunch joint has been left leaning by a century of storm floods.
Dresden, Germany

Deutsches Hygiene-Museum

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

The Mummy of Knight Kahlbutz

The natural mummy of the less than chivalrous Knight Kahlbutz.
Hamburg, Germany

Herbertstraße

Hamburg's first legal sex work is relegated to a gated street that still does not allow pedestrian women.
Berlin, Germany

Bahnhof Berlin Zoologischer Garten

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

Rote Flora

This contentious squat has stood through fire, violence, and government intervention as a hotbed of leftist protest.
Berlin, Germany

Marx and Engels Forum

One of downtown Berlin's last reminders of its Communist past.
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.
Regensburg, Germany

Document Neupfarrplatz

From Ancient Rome to WWII, Neupfarrplatz has over 2,000 years of history underneath its main square.
Hamburg, Germany

Harry’s Harbor Bazaar

A wunderkammer of exoticism immortalized by Tom Waits.
Berlin, Germany

Berlin-Friedrichstrasse Railway Station

Cold war icon and onetime "hole" in the iron curtain.
Waldeck, Germany

The Drowned Convent and Village of Berich

As lake waters recede, a German village reemerges after more than a hundred years.
Binz, Germany

Prora

Hitler's bleak vision of relaxation still stands as a mostly abandoned 10,000-room resort complex.
Potsdam, Germany

Einsteinturm

Solar observatory doubles as a daring display of Expressionist architecture, much to Einstein's chagrin.
Munich, Germany

Eisbachwelle

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

Porta Nigra

The last bastion of Roman presence north of the Alps looms over a German town.
Hamburg, Germany

German Food Additives Museum

A fascinating little museum dedicated to the thousands of chemical substances concealed in our food.
Hamburg, Germany

St. Pauli Elbtunnel

Hamburgers are intensely proud of their tunnel beneath the river.