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Hildesheim, Germany

The Thousand-Year Rose

The world's oldest rose is so tough it survived being bombed in World War II.
Paris, France

Statue of Liberty, Pont de Grenelle

France gave the U.S. the Statue of Liberty in 1886; Americans gave Paris a smaller version of the same statue in 1889.
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

Museum of the History of Medicine

One of the oldest medical collections in Europe focusing on rare surgical instruments.
Paris, France

Musée de Cluny

Medieval museum built over Roman baths that features famous tapestries of a lady and a unicorn.
Paris, France

World's Oldest Basketball Court

Despite being considered a thoroughly American sport, basketball's oldest surviving playing field is found in the basement of a Paris YMCA.
Paris, France

Foucault's Pendulum and the Paris Pantheon

19th century pendulum and a clock restored by a rogue group of guerilla artists.
Paris, France

Jean-Paul Marat's Bathtub at Musée Grévin

A magical wax museum favored by Parisian locals uses real artifacts to depict the assassination of a political martyr from the French Revolution.
Paris, France

Le Chabanais

A grotto-like lodge decorated with gilded mosaics, rocks and a noisy waterfall was the setting for the most sumptuous pleasure house of 1900s Europe.
Paris, France

Musée Carnavalet

A museum on the history of Paris, including a set of Napoleon's toiletries, Proust's room, and relics of the Revolution.
Paris, France

Musée des Arts et Métiers

France's national museum of scientific and industrial instruments.
Paris, France

The Etched Mirror Salons of Laperouse Restaurant

Where the high court feasted, frolicked, and high courtesans put their royal lovers' diamonds to the test.
Paris, France

The Defender of Time

A mechanized clock where a man fights off a dragon, crab, and rooster.
Paris, France

La Conciergerie

This former “ante-chamber to the guillotine” has been refurbished to illustrate the brutal history of French justice.
Quedlinburg, Germany

Quedlinburg Abbey

The medieval institution is home to the precious treasure stolen in World War II in one of the greatest art thefts of the 20th century.
Stoholm, Denmark

Mønsted Kalkgruber

Nearly 40 miles and 1,000 years of limestone mines under Denmark.
Rome, Italy

Lacus Curtius

A mysterious chasm in the heart of the ancient Roman Forum, the Lacus Curtius was once believed to be a gateway to hell.
Rome, Italy

Via Appia

2300-year-old Roman road connecting the empire.
Kutna Hora, Czechia

Sedlec Ossuary "Bone Church"

A church of bones, decorated with 40,000 human skeletons.
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
Prague, Czechia

Speculum Alchemiae

The hidden lair of an alchemist rediscovered in a 2002 flood.
Prague, Czechia

Strahov Monastery

Two stunning 17th-century libraries and a cabinet of curiosities.