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Oppenau, Germany

Kloster Allerheiligen

This ancient ruined monastery has been destroyed by fire so many times that it seems like God hates it.
Moscow, Russia

The 'Golden Brains'

Some Moscow residents once claimed the bizarre, contorted mass of metal on top of the building was used to manipulate minds.
Moscow, Russia

Peter the Great Statue

One of the world's tallest statues is also one of its most hated.
Moscow, Russia

Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy

This newly renovated Soviet-era outdoor exhibition center is bigger than the principality of Monaco.
Moscow, Russia

Red Gates skyscraper

Stalinist skyscraper built with help of cryotechnology.
Moscow, Russia

Padlock Tree Park

Dozens of padlock-trees along the Moscow River.
Moscow, Russia

Hotel Ukraina

The tallest hotel in Europe.
Moscow, Russia

Monument to the Conquerors of Space

Moscow's imposing monument to the space age.
Moscow, Russia

Moscow Metro Stations

The gorgeous entrances into the city's underbelly look more like grand halls than subway stops.
Moscow, Russia

Izmailovo Kremlin

Moscow's other, lesser known kremlin is a fairytale-like cultural complex modeled after Old Russia.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Grand Hotel Amrâth Paternoster Lift

This unusual elevator doesn’t stop or slow down.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam Oersoep

A Dutch passageway's artistic, aquatic-themed makeover pays tribute to the capital city's famed waterways.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nieuwe Spiegelstraat

An Amsterdam street lined with antique shops each one dedicated to a different obscure collection.
El Madania, Algeria

Martyrs' Memorial

This massive monument towers over the city as a constant reminder of the lives lost during Algeria's hard-won war for independence.
Prague, Czechia

Tančící dům - Dancing House of Prague

This tipsy office building in downtown Prague was originally called “Fred and Ginger.”
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
Marville, France

Marville Ossuary

The remains of 40,000 humans, meticulously stacked in a tiny churchyard shed.
Staufen im Breisgau, Germany

The Cracking Buildings of Staufen

A geothermal energy project gone wrong is fracturing the city's picturesque architecture.
Colmar, France

Statue of Liberty, Colmar

A copy of the Statue of Liberty greets visitors to the birthplace of Auguste Bartholdi.
St. Gallen, Switzerland

Abbey Library of Saint Gall

This is not only one of the oldest collections in Europe, but also possibly the most beautiful.
Zurich, Switzerland

Chaiselongue

This colossal couch is an unlikely monument to Europe's first female Doctor of Law.
Bern, Switzerland

Bärengraben

The bears of Bern have been a city highlight for over 500 years.
Bern, Switzerland

The Child Eater of Bern

A nearly 500 year old sculpture depicts a man eating a sack of babies, and no one is sure why.
Istanbul, Turkey

Basilica Cisterns of Istanbul

A marvel of Byzantine engineering under the streets of Istanbul.