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The biggest cuckoo clock in the world.
Schonach im Schwarzwald, Germany

World's Largest Cuckoo Clock

A Black Forest cuckoo clock theme park features one timepiece big enough to walk inside.
48.1477, 8.2409
Lichtenstein Castle
Lichtenstein, Germany

Lichtenstein Castle

A striking 1100s castle built on the edge of a cliff.
48.4062, 9.2583
(WikiCommons)
Rome, Italy

Via Appia

2300-year-old Roman road connecting the empire.
41.8675, 12.5028
The Mouth of Truth
Rome, Italy

The Mouth of Truth

The yawning maw of this pagan visage is said to bite off the hands of liars.
41.8888, 12.4816
Rome, Italy

The Head of St. John the Baptist at San Silvestro in Capite

One of four skulls claiming to belong to the beheaded St. John the Baptist is on display at this Roman church.
41.9021, 12.4811
Shunga - Edo Era - Artist Unknown
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Erotic Museum

An unusual stroll through gentlemen's erotica demonstrates that pornography is timeless.
41.3823, 2.1726
Las Vegas, Nevada

Hand of Faith Gold Nugget

The second-largest gold nugget in existence, displayed in a Las Vegas casino conveniently named the Golden Nugget.
36.1706, -115.1443
some Pinnacles have fallen over; others look like people.
Cervantes, Australia

The Pinnacles

Alien rock formations grown from the sands of an Australian national park.
-30.5015, 115.0679
Entrance to the main cave.
Gharapuri, India

Elephanta Caves

An extraordinary "City of Caves" carved from solid stone.
18.9633, 72.9316
(Flickr/Jay Hariani)
Mumbai, India

Antilia

World's most expensive home.
19.0176, 72.8562
One of the many gruesome dioramas.
London, England

The London Dungeon

One part local history and 99 parts gruesome haunted house.
51.5025, -0.1188
Salzburg, Austria

St. Sebastian’s Cemetery

Terrifically morbid cemetary and site of famous Paracelsus' grave.
47.8038, 13.0471
Panorama Museum Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

Panorama Museum Salzburg

This 19th century cyclorama acts like an analogue time machine to a different era.
47.7979, 13.0481
Berchtesgaden Salt Mine
Berchtesgaden, Germany

Berchtesgaden Salt Mine

Dress up like a miner and take a slide into the disco-lit depths of this once foundational salt mine.
47.6314, 13.0042
The Water-Powered Mechanical Theater with nearly 200 moving wood carvings
Salzburg, Austria

Schloss Hellbrunn

Trick water gardens from 1619 featuring a 200 piece mechanical theater powered by water.
47.7625, 13.0604
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
Hallstatt Charnel House
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt Charnel House

An Austrian house of bones filled with hundreds of intricately painted skulls.
47.5637, 13.6487
Fountains lining the garden grounds.
Chiemsee, Germany

Herrenchiemsee Neues Schloss

Originally envisioned by King Ludwig II to rival Versailles, Herrenchiemsee's "New Palace" remains half-gilded for lack of funds.
47.8606, 12.3981
Linderhof
Ettal, Germany

Linderhof Palace

A small but immensely extravagant palace built by the "Night King."
47.5692, 10.9546
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."
47.5574, 10.7495
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
48.1378, 11.5759
Gallorus Oratory
Kerry, Ireland

Gallarus Oratory

This single room has survived the centuries with almost no deterioration.
52.1728, -10.3493
Skeleton of the whale
Kilbrittain, Ireland

Kilbrittain Whale

The skeleton of a whale that beached itself in this Irish town is now on display in their public park.
51.6736, -8.6860
Illuminated at night by 97,000 bulbs
Mysore, India

Mysore Palace

Modest by day, illuminated majestically at sunset.
12.3051, 76.6551