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Pompei, Italy

The Ancient Brothels of Pompeii

In the Lupanare Grande the walls are still adorned with the services there offered.
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."
Namibia

Hoba Meteorite near Grootfontein, Namibia

Largest Known Meteorite on Earth.
Namibia

Dinosaur Footprints on the Otjihaenamaparero Farm

200-million-year-old ceratosaurus and coelophysis rhodesiensis tracks can be found fossilized in the sandstone near Mt. Etjo.
Namibia

Welwitschia

Bizarre living fossil only grows in a small chunk of the Namib Desert.
Namibia

Dead Vlei

This "dead marsh" sits among the largest sand dunes in the world, a forest frozen in time.
Namibia

Fairy Circles of Southern Africa

Unexplained bald patches in the landscape grow and recede over time, as though they are somehow alive.
Whittier, Alaska

Buckner Building

This WWII-era military installation once held an entire city within its walls - now, its walls are falling down.
Brussels, Belgium

Manneken Pis

A little sculpture with a large wardrobe.
Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar Airport

Single runway interrupted by a busy road that cuts across its middle.
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Sphinx Observatory

Historic observatory precariously perched at the "Top of Europe."
Prague, Czechia

The Thief's Arm at Kostel Sv. Jakuba Vetsiho

A 400-year old mummified arm dangles from the ceiling of St. James the Greater, serving as a warning to thieves.
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dragon Bridge

A whimsical bridge adorned with decorative dragons.
Bled, Slovenia

Bled Island and Castle

This one-time health resort was used by aristocrats around the world.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oude Kerk

Amsterdam's oldest church, and the center of Dutch prostitution.
Victoria Falls, Zambia

Devil's Swimming Pool

The world's highest and most dangerous infinity pool lies at the precipice of Victoria Falls.
Masvingo, Zimbabwe

Great Zimbabwe

The largest prehistoric ruins south of the Sahara, once a powerful center of international trade.
Kimberley, South Africa

Big Hole and Open Mine Museum

Mined to a depth of 240 meters with a perimeter of about 1.6 km, the largest hand-dug excavation in the world.
Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves

Largest cave system in Africa.
Vredefort, South Africa

Vredefort Impact Crater

The world's largest impact crater is mainly eroded but still remembers the planet's violent history.