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Vienna, Austria

Stephansdom Crypt

The crypt of the imposing Stephensdom holds royal intestines and thousands of skeletons.
Vienna, Austria

Stock im Eisen Nail Tree

Legends surround an ancient tree trunk riddled with nails for good luck.
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Pestsäule (Plague Column)

Baroque celebration of the end of the Great Plague of Vienna.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Most SNP

This Slovak bridge is known both for its connection to a national uprising and its UFO-shaped eatery.
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Cave Church

Once the home of a hermetic monk, this cave now houses a small church.
Budapest, Hungary

The Holy Right

Mummified holy right fist of a 1,000-year-old Saint-king.
Prague, Czechia

Old New Synagogue

Synagogue built from the stones of Solomon's temple contains the golem of Prague.
Prague, Czechia

Old Jewish Cemetery

100,000 bodies are buried below the medieval headstones, many of which mark graves with multiple bodies stacked up to 12 deep.
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
Venice, Italy

Ponte dei Pugni (Bridge of Fists)

100 year tradition of fist fights, marked by marble footsteps.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Clock Tower - Torre dell'Orologio

Go inside to really appreciate this 500-year-old technological masterpiece.
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Sphinx Observatory

Historic observatory precariously perched at the "Top of Europe."
Milan, Italy

Leonardo's Horse - Il Cavallo dello Sforza

Da Vinci's equestrian statue, 500 years in the making.
Milan, Italy

Milan's Duomo "Dinosaur"

Milan's duomo is covered in beautiful carving including a curious "dinosaur-like" beast.
Gruyères, Switzerland

H.R. Giger Museum

The bizarre visions of H.R. Giger, tucked away in a Swiss medieval city.
Bern, Switzerland

Bärengraben

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

Einsteinhaus

This simple apartment may have inspired some of the most important theories in the history of science.
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.
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
Glasgow, Scotland

Duke of Wellington Statue

This stately monument has been wearing a traffic cone hat for decades much to the delight of the locals.
Skagway, Alaska

White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad

A historic freight system that found the true gold rush is in tourism.
Portland, Oregon

Portland's Shanghai Tunnels

The seamy, underground secrets of Portland's criminal past.
Portland, Oregon

Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel

The magic's in the hole!
Portland, Oregon

Mill Ends Park

The world's smallest park was dedicated in 1948 as the only colony for leprechauns west of Ireland.