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Munich, Germany

Wunden der Erinnerung (Wounds of Memory), LMU Library

The scars of World War II are preserved on its walls.
Ulm, Germany

The Museum of Bread Culture

A typical crusty old museum this isn't.
Blaubeuren, Germany

The Blautopf

In this brilliant blue spring in Germany, legend has it that a sad mermaid learned to finally laugh.
Sankt Goarshausen, Germany

Statue of Loreley

A memorial for a young woman and her ghost, which are claimed to have caused countless deathly shipwrecks.
Berlin, Germany

Berlin Victory Column

A monument to the three wars that led to German unification towers within a Berlin traffic circle.
Chiemsee, Germany

Herrenchiemsee Neues Schloss

Originally envisioned by King Ludwig II to rival Versailles, Herrenchiemsee's "New Palace" remains half-gilded for lack of funds.
Munich, Germany

Wurmeck

A fearsome dragon clings to a corner of Munich's city hall.
Santiponce, Spain

Amphitheatre of Italica

The Roman city was the birthplace of various emperors and is home to one of the empire's most impressive architectural feats.
West Palm Beach, Florida

Bulk Candy Store Museum

This shop also boasts some sweet memorabilia from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."
Dolgarrog, Wales

Surf Snowdonia

Britain's only artificial surfing lake is nestled in the beautiful mountains of Wales.
Abergele, Wales

Gwrych Castle

After years of slow decline, a derelict Gothic castle is now being restored to life.
Munich, Germany

Monopteros

This beautiful 19th-century temple stands atop the ruins of its predecessor.
Munich, Germany

Bruno the Bear

The taxidermy remains of the first brown bear to enter Germany in 170 years.
Munich, Germany

Georg Elser Plaque

A small square plaque marks a failed assassination attempt that could have changed history.
Munich, Germany

Fraunhofer Refractor at the Deutsches Museum

The telescope that discovered Neptune.
Gwynedd, Wales

Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel

This Welsh hotel is the spiritual home of the British 1953 Everest expedition, the first successful ascent of Mount Everest.
Albany, New York

World’s Largest Nipper Statue

This giant monument of the RCA mascot is a beloved fixture in Albany, New York.
Carmel Hamlet, New York

New York's Chuang Yen Monastery

The largest Buddha statue in the Western Hemisphere is just 50 miles north of NYC.
Groton, Connecticut

Mystic Pizza

This small-town pizzeria won the Hollywood lottery.
Boulder City, Nevada

Winged Figures of the Republic

A Norwegian-born sculptor created these soaring guardian angels at the entrance to Hoover Dam.
Lake George, New York

Lake George Mystery Spot

A mysterious echo seems to defy the laws of acoustics.
Mahopac, New York

Donald J. Trump State Park

This forlorn park is the result of a failed investment turned tax dodge.
Cornwall, England

St Michael's Mount

A island reachable by a causeway at low tide is possibly one of the earliest Western European locations to be identified in text.
Cornwall, England

Goonhilly Earth Station

Arthur, Merlin, and Guinevere are among the largest and oldest satellite dishes on the planet.