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Zalipie, Poland

The Painted Village of Zalipie

This uber-quaint Polish village is known for its habit of painting elaborate floral motifs on just about everything.
Żagań, Poland

Stalag Luft III Prisoner Camp Museum

The site of one of the largest prison escapes of World War II.
Rathen, Germany

Rathen Open Air Stage

This stone amphitheater was once part of Nazi Germany's plan to promote propaganda.
Usedom, Germany

Karnin Vertical Lift Bridge

A section of destroyed vertical lift bridge stands alone in the Peene river.
Strausberg, Germany

Straussee Ferry

A unique, free-floating electric ferry may be the only of its kind in Europe.
Děčín, Czechia

Hunger Stones of Děčín

When the river dries up, these stones start talking.
Schipkau, Germany

Bagger 258: The "Blue Wonder"

The industrial monstrosity known as Bagger 258 is a colossal mining machine built in the DDR - but now left for dead in a German field.
Berlin, Germany

DDR Watch Tower

This watchtower once presided over the Berlin Wall.
Bydgoszcz, Poland

The Exploseum

An abandoned Nazi explosives plant founded by the inventor of dynamite is now an underground museum.
Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

'Comic Fountain'

An abstract and eyecatching clock/fountain is the centerpiece of this little-known German city.
Świebodzin, Poland

Internet Antennas of Christ the King

This towering statue of Jesus provided internet to the surrounding area.
Gryfino, Poland

Crooked Forest

Countless stories attempt to explain Poland's mysterious J-shaped trees.
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw Pegasus Sculptures

This colorful and quirky set of pegasus sculptures celebrate the works of poet Zbigniew Herbert.
Warsaw, Poland

Gallery of Medieval Art

One of the world's largest collections of medieval religious art.
Poznań, Poland

Nierozpoznani

A cluster of headless, armless sculptures looms within a popular Polish park.
Berlin, Germany

Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism

A memorial in the Tiergarten is a reminder of the suffering inflicted on homosexuals by the Nazi regime.
Moscow, Russia

'Worker and Kolkhoz Woman'

An iconic Soviet statue of working-class people.
Landshut, Germany

Trausnitz Castle and Wunderkammer

This impressive castle looms over small German town.
Walbrzych, Poland

Książ Castle

A fairytale Gothic castle steeped in Nazi treasure conspiracy theories.
Walbrzych, Poland

Totenburg Mausoleum

This mysterious and once-grand memorial still embodies a remarkable architectural vision.
Świdnica, Poland

Świdnica Peace Church

This centuries-old wooden wonder was built in less than a year and is one of Europe's largest timber-framed churches.
Poland

Muchołapka

A mysterious structure left behind on the Polish mountainside, sometimes called "Hitler's Stonehenge".
Kunštát, Czechia

Cave of the Blanik Knights

An army of sleeping knights sculpted by a self-taught local artist beautifully depict an old Czech legend.
Žďár nad Sázavou, Czechia

Pilgrimage Church of Saint John of Nepomuk

The sanctuary holds what was once believed to be the saint's incorruptible tongue.