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Zweibrücken, Germany

Zweibrücken R2-D2

A university observatory dome painted like the beloved "Star Wars" robot.
Hamelin, Germany

Glockenspiel of Hameln

The real life town from the Pied Piper of Hamelin has a mechanical puppet show that retells the famous story many times a day.
Detmold, Germany

Hermannsdenkmal

This proud Teutonic warrior rises out of a German forest heralding a victory and measuring lightning.
Horn-Bad Meinberg, Germany

Externsteine

Between Neo-Pagans and Neo-Nazis, these strange rock formations have a curious cult following and a very strange history.
Waldeck, Germany

The Steeple in the Edersee

A century-long search for a church that was never there.
Kassel, Germany

Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe

A sprawling Baroque park with 300-year-old hydro-pneumatic waterworks.
Erfurt, Germany

Kika Figures of Erfurt

Beloved children's TV characters freckle the German city's streets.
Ohrdruf, Germany

The Living Fence

Made from trees and then abandoned, this fence is still growing along a path in Germany.
Lichtenhain/Bergbahn, Germany

Oberweissbacher Bergbahn

Oberweissbacher Bergbahn - a broad-gauged cable car capable transfering railcars.
Saalfeld, Germany

Saalfeld Fairy Grottoes

"The most colorful grottoes of the world.
Kasendorf, Germany

The Dance Linden

For centuries, Germans have been dancing in trees.
Wonsees, Germany

Sanspareil Rock Garden

These 18th century gardens tell a rocky story of the son of Odysseus.
Frankfurt, Germany

Pinkelbaum (Peeing Tree)

After years of being casually peed on by humans, this tree is peeing back.
Wiesbaden, Germany

Nerobergbahn

A rare water-powered funicular, it uses a huge tank of water and gravity to do its work.
Bingen, Germany

Stockschleifern

The many—66 to be exact—faces of the German forest.
Oberwesel, Germany

Burg Pfalzgrafenstein

Tiny castle in the middle of the Rhine made you pay to pass.
Bingen, Germany

Mouse Tower

Legendary site where an evil bishop was devoured by rodents.
Sankt Goarshausen, Germany

Statue of Loreley

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

Schängelbrunnen

This fountain of a little boy that spits on passersby at erratic intervals is a town icon.
Andernach, Germany

Andernach Geyser

The highest cold-water geyser in the world.
Koblenz, Germany

Augenroller (Eye Roller)

Every half hour the eye-rolling clock face sticks out its tongue to mock the good citizens of Koblenz.
Schleiden, Germany

Ordensburg Vogelsang

This former Nazi castle was built as a school to train what would have been the future of the Third Reich.
Amersfoort, Netherlands

Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren (The Tower of Our Lady)

At the base of this tower, a plaque marks the original center point of the Netherlands.
Harderwijk, Netherlands

Aqueduct Veluwemeer

While most bridges allow roads to pass over water, this one allows water to pass over a road.