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Berlin, Germany

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Thousands of coffin-like pillars make up this controversial Holocaust memorial.
Berlin, Germany

Fliegeberg

This conical hill was built as a testing ground for an engineer known as the Glider King.
Cricqueville-en-Bessin, France

Pointe du Hoc

A daring D-Day assault by U.S. Army Rangers is commemorated atop the high cliffs of this strategic point.
Seville, Spain

Casa de Pilatos (Pilate's House)

A 16th-century Andalusian palace.
Moscow, Russia

Golosov Ravine

Legends of time travel and magical woodland creatures bolster the natural charm of this verdant sanctuary in the midst of Moscow.
New York, New York

United Nations Delegates Lounge

What happens here stays here – unless it affects the whole world.
Berlin, Germany

Berliner Unterwelten (Subterranean Berlin)

A tour of underground Berlin takes you through WWII air raid shelters and tunnels used to smuggle people out of East Germany.
Otranto, Italy

Ossuary Chapel of the Cathedral of Otranto

A 1,000-year-old church holds the bones of the Christian martyrs who died hiding inside it.
Rome, Italy

Torre Argentina (Roman Cat Sanctuary)

Hundreds of lucky felines haunt the ruins where Caesar was murdered.
Jerome, Arizona

Abandoned Jerome Post Office

On the outskirts of a reborn ghost town, a decaying post office remembers the bad old days.
Colleville-sur-Mer, France

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

A memorial to the nearly 10,000 American soldiers laid to rest on the beaches of Normandy during WWII.
Cluny, France

Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny Abbey)

One of the most powerful religious centers in the Middle Ages, dubbed the founder of Western monasticism.
Vézelay, France

La Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine

This church sits upon a peaceful hill and a long, turbulent history.
Paris, France

Montmartre Funicular

The water-powered carriages are long gone, but for over a century this funicular railway has been the fastest route to the highest point in Paris.
Ravello, Italy

Terrace of Infinity at Villa Cimbrone

Beautiful views and Roman-style statues on the Italian coast.
Vienna, Austria

Dominikanerkirche (Dominican Church)

An exquisite Baroque church in Vienna's old town.
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
Lviv, Ukraine

Beer Belly of Ukraine

A peculiarly shaped brass sculpture hidden in a courtyard in central Lviv
Tintern, Wales

Tintern Abbey

This well-preserved Cistercian Abbey in a romantic pastoral setting has inspired artists like the poet Wordsworth.
Lübeck, Germany

Medieval Courtyards of Lübeck

The small alleys in Lübeck's Old Town are a result of medieval urban sprawl.
Golubac, Serbia

Golubac Fortress

This 14th century castle withstood years of battle but is now sliding off the hills into the Danube.
Berlin, Germany

Dahlem-Dorf U-Bahn Station Benches

A traditional U-Bahn station in Berlin gets a string of rather untraditional benches.
Krusevo, North Macedonia

The Kruševo Makedonium

Space-age monument to an early 20th-century uprising.
London, England

Speakers' Corner

London's last remaining public soapbox site has seen speeches from Karl Marx, Vladmir Lenin, and George Orwell.