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Budapest, Hungary

Mátyás Fountain

A triumphant marble and bronze fountain depicting a 15th-century Hungarian king and his hunting party.
Ternant, France

Triptyques de Ternant

A small village church is home to two extraordinary triptych altarpieces that date back to the 15th century.
Mörfelden-Walldorf, Germany

Bernd Rosemeyer Memorial

A memorial for a racecar driver who died while trying to set a land speed record on the autobahn.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Antoine’s Restaurant

The oldest family-run restaurant in the United States is a living museum of New Orleans dining history.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Plaza Tower

This 45-story tall abandoned skyscraper is the third tallest building in New Orleans and Lousiana.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Ignatius J. Reilly Statue

This New Orleans statue of a portly figure in a goofy hat pays homage to a classic of satirical literature.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

The world-record holder for the longest bridge stretching continuously over water.
Padua, Italy

'Memoria e Luce'

A twisted steel beam from the wreckage of the World Trade Center is the centerpiece of this memorial for those who died on September 11, 2001.
Berlin, Germany

German Resistance Memorial Center

The site where a plot to assassinate Hitler was planned—and its conspirators were executed—is now a powerful memorial to the German resistance during World War II.
Toulon-sur-Arroux, France

Pont du Diable (Devil's Bridge)

A bridge that dates back to the 12th century is said to have made the devil very angry.
Siena, Italy

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

First founded in 1472, this is the oldest bank in the world. Its history may explain why we call financial institutions "banks."
Karlsruhe, Germany

Platz der Grundrechte (Square of Fundamental Rights)

A thought-provoking outdoor art installation sits in the seat of German law.
Vicenza, Italy

The Turtles of Vicenza at Parco Querini

Turtles swim in a pond surrounding a classical temple in this lush park in Vicenza.
Uchon, France

Les Rochers du Carnaval

Erosion left these fascinating granite formations strewn across fields and mountains in Burgundy.
Berlin, Germany

Wasserturm Prenzlauer Berg

This water-tower-turned-high-end-apartment building was once the site of an early Nazi concentration camp.
Charolles, France

Maison du Charolais

An interactive museum and restaurant devoted to a prestigious breed of cattle.
Paray-le-Monial, France

Musée d'Art et d'Industrie Paul Charnoz

Explore the art and history of intricate, hand-crafted tile designs at this small museum.
Mariánské Lázně, Czechia

Miniature Park Boheminium

Stroll past dozens of intricately-detailed scale replicas of buildings from all over Czechia.
La Boulaye, France

Temple des Mille Bouddhas (Temple of One Thousand Buddhas)

On the grounds of a former estate in Burgundy stands an elaborate temple that is modeled after the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery.
Frankfurt, Germany

Verkehrsmuseum Frankfurt am Main (Frankfurt Transit Museum)

This museum explores the history of the city's public transportation. Its collection includes the world's oldest preserved electric trolley car.
Nördlingen, Germany


A meteorite-bounded town in Bavaria.
Florence, Italy

Bronze Replica of Michelangelo’s David

A copy of the famous statue can be found in this Florence piazza, along with one of the most breathtaking views of the city below.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Street Name Tiles of New Orleans

This distinctive Crescent City tradition dates back to the days of horse-drawn carriages.
Sainte-Mère-Église, France

La voie de la Liberté Markers

These unique markers designate the route American forces took during the Liberation of France.