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Verzy, France

Faux de Verzy

Hundreds of dwarf beeches create an unusual, haunting forest in the north of France.
Frankfurt, Germany

Bockenheimer Warte Subway Station Entrance

The entrance to this Frankfurt subway station looks like an old tram car crashed into the concrete sidewalk.
Reims, France

Joan of Arc Statue

An image of the legendary saint stands in the shadow of a cathedral she liberated.
Frankfurt, Germany

Henninger Turm

The world's only silo that was topped by two revolving restaurants has unfortunately been demolished.
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt Museum

Dedicated to this region's early settlements and rich history of salt mining.
Budapest, Hungary

Holocaust Tree of Life Memorial

The metal leaves on this tree are engraved with the names of Holocaust victims.
Paris, France

Gustave Eiffel's Secret Apartment

High atop the Eiffel Tower is a small apartment built exclusively to entertain the science elite and make the rest of Paris jealous.
Paris, France

Cimetière du Calvaire

The oldest and smallest cemetery in Paris is only open to the public twice a year.
Paris, France

Statue Le Rhinoceros

A beautiful Victorian statue shows France's enduring love of the rhinoceros.
Paris, France

'Jeune Éléphant pris au Piège' ('Young Elephant Caught in a Trap')

This emotive sculpture was originally created for the 1878 World's Fair.
Paris, France

Jardin Alpin (Alpine Garden)

This recessed garden protects thousands of mountain plants by creating its own microclimates.
Paris, France

Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint)

The oldest continuously operating mint in the world that has been making coins since the 9th-century.
Paris, France

Paris Point Zero

The very center of Paris is surrounded by a bevy of strange good luck rituals.
Paris, France

Execution Site of Jacques de Molay

The approximate spot where the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar was put to death.
Bremen, Germany

Spuckstein Gesche Gottfried

A spitting ode to a German serial killer.
Bremen, Germany

Der Lichtbringer (The Bearer of Light)

A stunning gilt bronze relief denounced by Hitler as "degenerate art"—even though it was dedicated to the Nazi leader.
Vernazza, Italy

Chapel of Santa Marta, Vernazza

This tiny chapel withstood a massive mudslide and flash flood.
Strasbourg, France

Stained-Glass Demons

Explore this medieval cathedral by trying to spot all the malevolent monsters hiding in its beautifully colored windows.
Budapest, Hungary

Mátyás Fountain

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

'The Umbrellas'

One of the most photographed locations in the entire city.
Bottrop, Germany

Tetrahedron in Bottrop

This massive steel pyramid can be entered by a set of jagged steps that let visitors stand in its heart.
Edinburgh, Scotland

'Callum'

This painting of a beloved dog will be on display at the Scottish National Gallery at long as the museum exists.
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.
Altaussee, Austria

Altaussee Salt Mines

During World War II, Austria's oldest salt mine was used to store thousands of pieces of stolen artwork.