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Berlin, Germany

Stolpersteine Holocaust Memorials

Tiny memorials honor individual victims of the Holocaust.
Berlin, Germany

Bahnhof Berlin Zoologischer Garten

Metro station with a claim to rock n' roll fame.
Detmold, Germany

Hermannsdenkmal

This proud Teutonic warrior rises out of a German forest heralding a victory and measuring lightning.
Bremen, Germany

Bremen Drop Tower

The only microgravity tower in Europe can produce nine seconds of weightlessness.
Hamburg, Germany

Rote Flora

This contentious squat has stood through fire, violence, and government intervention as a hotbed of leftist protest.
Wendover, Utah

Metaphor: The Tree of Utah

A 90-foot-tall psychedelic "tree" on the side of the highway has baffled passersby for decades.
Wendover, Utah

Bonneville Salt Flats / Bonneville Speedway

Come for the speed, leave in love with the desert.
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Shwedagon Pagoda

This gem-encrusted temple is said to contain some of the Buddha's hair which can make the deaf hear and the blind see.
North Pontianak, Indonesia

The Equator Monument

This monument marks where the exact middle of the world used to be.
Beijing, China

Great Wall of China Slide

Why walk on this historical site when you can zoom down instead?
Hanover, Germany

Marktkirche

Striking occult iconography on a medieval German church.
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque

A symbol of Islam in oil-rich Brunei.
Sandakan, Malaysia

Gomantong Cave

In this Borneo cave, it's not the thousands of bats you need to worry about, it's the blankets of roaches.
Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

Bensberg Old Castle

This strange building looks like a medieval fortress crashed into a 1960s Brutalist office block.
Cologne, Germany

Secret Grave in the Pylon of Severinsbrücke Bridge

The body of at least one victim of a construction accident was left behind in the collapsed pylon, buried under tons of concrete.
Cologne, Germany

St. Petersglocke

The largest bell in the world has been swinging high above a Cologne cathedral for almost a century.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world.
Southampton, England

Southampton Walls

A half-mile-long stretch of medieval forts built after a devastating pirate attack persists amid the modern port city.
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

Malaysia's floating mosque.
Kuala Penyu, Malaysia

Snake Island of Borneo

This tiny island in the South China Sea is crawling with venomous sea snakes.
Bad Schussenried, Germany

Steinhausen

This Rococo church is known as the most beautiful village church in the world, and does not disappoint.
Argenbühl, Germany

Meggen Lawn Cross

This mysterious cross appeared on a farmer's lawn in 1972 and has been attracting pilgrims ever since.
Ulm, Germany

Einstein Fountain

Albert Einstein's head sticks out of a snail shell stacked on a rocket in this truly bizarre monument to the scientist.
Mechernich, Germany

Brother Klaus Field Chapel

This German art chapel is perfect for those who like their worship hard, modern, and utterly alien.