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Places visited in Hallstatt, Austria
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Vienna, Austria

Cemetery of the Nameless

The resting place for anonymous victims of the Danube's dark waters.
48.1595, 16.5039
Vienna, Austria

Stock im Eisen Nail Tree

Legends surround an ancient tree trunk riddled with nails for good luck.
48.2079, 16.3717
Vienna, Austria

Naturhistorisches Museum

Beautiful Austrian natural history museum with carved ceilings and row after row of ancient taxidermy.
48.2057, 16.3606
Hallstatt Charnel House
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt Charnel House

An Austrian house of bones filled with hundreds of intricately painted skulls.
47.5637, 13.6487
Lake Bled. (Wikimedia Commons)
Bled, Slovenia

Bled Island and Castle

This one-time health resort was used by aristocrats around the world.
46.3632, 14.0899
Train of Mariazellerbahn.
Langseitenrotte, Austria

Mariazellerbahn

Narrow-gauge railway with its own personal power grid.
47.8550, 15.3114
Klagenfurt, Austria

Minimundus

The world's most important buildings shrunk to a tiny size.
46.6204, 14.2634
Tal, Austria

Green Lake

Each year melting snow turns these Austrian hiking trails into scuba zones.
47.5416, 15.0558
Riegersburg Castle
Riegersburg, Austria

Riegersburg Castle

A centuries old castle atop a dormant volcano houses museums devoted to both women and witches.
47.0011, 15.9368
Völklingen, Germany

Volklinger Ironworks

A former ironworks that was the first UNESCO industrial site.
49.2488, 6.8443
Eisriesenwelt
Werfen, Austria

Eisriesenwelt

The largest ice cave in the world is thought to be the entrance to hell according to Austrian legend.
47.5043, 13.1904
Hallstatt, Austria

Salzwelten: The Hallstatt Salt Mine

The world's oldest known salt mine.
47.5573, 13.6470
City's sign lists local sights but not the infamous camp. (spinkk/Atlas Obscura)
Dachau, Germany

Dachau Concentration Camp

Prototype for all Nazi concentration camps.
48.2594, 11.4343
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
48.1378, 11.5759
(Wikimedia Commons)
Munich, Germany

Eisbachwelle

Go surfing on this urban wave, "hacked" by local surfers.
48.1435, 11.5877
Munich, Germany

Valentin Karlstadt Museum

A serious museum dedicated to two German comedians.
48.1351, 11.5818
Surface of rod
Kassel, Germany

Walter De Maria's Vertical Earth Kilometer

A two-inch thick solid brass rod that extends an astounding one kilometer straight into the earth.
51.3136, 9.4971
Friedrichstraße station in Berlin.
Berlin, Germany

Berlin-Friedrichstrasse Railway Station

Cold war icon and onetime "hole" in the iron curtain.
52.5203, 13.3869
Clément Ader's Avion III
Paris, France

Musée des Arts et Métiers

France's national museum of scientific and industrial instruments.
48.8666, 2.3555
L-tower
Vienna, Austria

Flak Towers

Giant WWII fortresses that fired 8,000 rounds a minute, now home to thousands of pigeons.
48.2256, 16.3728
Municipal heating plant, Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Hundertwasser's Odd Architecture

Op-art architecture designed for happiness.
48.2085, 16.3945
Darmstadt, Germany

Waldspirale

A German apartment building hosting as many trees as human occupants.
49.8855, 8.6557
Castle Frankenstein
Mühltal, Germany

Castle Frankenstein

The birthplace of an eccentric alchemist and possible inspiration for the fictional reanimator of monsters.
49.7943, 8.6952