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Kent, England

Saltwood Castle

This Norman castle has been the scene of assassination plots, religious persecution, and Nazi conspiracies throughout its long history.
Derby, Australia

Derby Boab 'Prison Tree'

Critics argue this boab tree has been mislabeled for the sake of dark tourism, undermining its spiritual significance.
Mount Surprise, Australia

Undara Lava Tubes

White cockroaches and other cave species occupy this massive series of lava tubes.
Kotor, Montenegro

Fortifications of Kotor

These historic defenses ensured the city within would survive hundreds of years of occupations, sieges, and invasions.
Montenegro

Our Lady of the Rocks

A tiny church on a man-made island in the Adriatic.
Tirana, Albania

Bunk'Art

Once the fallout shelter of a dictator, this sprawling bunker is now a combined history museum and contemporary art gallery.
Tirana, Albania

Pyramid of Tirana

An Albanian monument to the Communism that nearly crushed the country is now a crumbling wreck.
Kent, England

The Lady in the Woods

This oak sculpture at the edge of a small woodland is nine feet tall and shrouded in mystery.
Finglesham, England

The Ham Sandwich Sign

A beautiful Kentish country intersection hosts a tasty little photo spot.
Greatstone, England

Greatstone Sound Mirrors

Huge concrete structures designed as an early warning system for Britain to detect enemy aircraft.
Lympne, England

Portus Lemanis

The ruins of a Roman fort lie in the shadows of an imposing medieval castle.
Sandgate, England

House of H.G. Wells

In a small Kentish seaside stands the former home of one of the greatest science-fiction writers.
Pristina, Kosovo

Kosovo Bill Clinton Statue

A 11-foot former president stands on a Kosovo street that also bears his name.
Berlin, Germany

David Hasselhoff Museum

What started as a tongue-in-cheek shrine is now a full-blown museum celebrating "The Hoff" and his longtime love affair with Berlin.
Berlin, Germany

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Thousands of coffin-like pillars make up this controversial Holocaust memorial.
Berlin, Germany

Design Panoptikum

A surreal museum of extraordinary industrial objects.
Berlin, Germany

Pergamon Museum

The most visited, and possibly most controversial, museum in Germany.
Berlin, Germany

Tajikistan Tearoom

A slice of central Asia in the middle of Berlin.
Berlin, Germany

Liquidrom

This futuristic German spa allows visitors to float in a pool of salt water while zoning out to underwater techno.
Cologne, Germany

St. Petersglocke

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

Cologne's Love Locks Bridge

Thousands of tourists and residents in Cologne affix "love padlocks" on the Hohenzollernbrücke Bridge to symbolize their affections.
Munich, Germany

Eisbachwelle

Go surfing on this urban wave, "hacked" by local surfers.
Sandgate, England

Sandgate Castle

This Tudor-era castle was once part of King Henry VIII's plan to protect England from invasion.
Hythe, England

St. Leonard's Church Basement Ossuary

A house of bones — but nobody is quite sure to whom they belong.