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Water puppet show
Hanoi, Vietnam

Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre

Home of the unusual art of water puppetry, one of Vietnam's oldest curiosities.
21.0317, 105.8531
Hrad Cachtice
Čachtice, Slovakia

Ruins of Cachtice Castle

The blood-soaked ruins of the castle where the murderous Blood Countess was walled in alive.
48.7100, 17.7869
The regal carp
Třeboň, Czechia

Třeboň

In the town of Třeboň, carp is king.
49.0035, 14.7641
Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc (Czech Republic)
Olomouc, Czechia

Holy Trinity Column

An ornate plague column – built to celebrate life – claimed the lives of numerous artisans during its construction.
49.5939, 17.2504
Walls of the gorge
Vilémovice, Czechia

Macocha Abyss

The deepest sinkhole in Central Europe comes with a grisly tale and an unusual nickname: “The Stepmother Abyss.”
49.3731, 16.7297
Klatovy Catacombs
Klatovy, Czechia

Klatovy Catacomb Mummies

These 17th century mummies are still on gruesome display today.
49.3951, 13.2918
Olomouc, Czechia

Olomouc's Communist Clock

Tiny communists hammer away on the Olomouc Astronomical Clock.
49.5941, 17.2514
The Lidice Children
Lidice, Czechia

The Lidice Children

The soulless eyes of 82 bronze children stare on forever in remembrance of a horrifying World War II massacre.
50.1432, 14.1892
Liberec, Czechia

Hotel Ještěd

The hyperboloid hotel that sits on top of a mountain peak.
50.7326, 14.9846
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
50.0870, 14.4208
Wall detail
Kutna Hora, Czechia

Sedlec Ossuary "Bone Church"

A church of bones, decorated with 40,000 human skeletons.
49.9482, 15.2676
The Eagle's Nest
Berchtesgaden, Germany

The Eagle's Nest

Soaring over 6,000 feet in the Bavarian Alps, this beer garden was once Hitler's 50th birthday present.
47.6114, 13.0421
Kudowa-Zdrój, Poland

Kaplica Czaszek: The Chapel of Skulls

The walls and ceiling of this Polish church are decorated with thousands of skulls, with another 21,000 skeletons just below.
50.4515, 16.2419