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Berlin, Germany

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

An imperial church bombed to ruins during WWII now stands as a jagged memorial.
Berlin, Germany

Soviet Memorial (Sowjetisches Ehrenmal)

For patriotic Russians, this memorial honoring defenders who died in the 1945 Battle of Berlin is the most sacred location outside of Russia.
Berlin, Germany

Tegel Creek Water Buffaloes

The non-native bovine herd was brought in to help conserve these Berlin wetlands.
Berlin, Germany

Onkel Toms Hütte (Uncle Tom's Cabin)

The 1852 novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" lends its name to a subway station, a street, and several shops on the edge of Berlin.
Kiel, Germany

Hörnbrücke

The world's first and only three-segment bascule bridge folds up into the shape of a capital "N" to let boat traffic through.
Hamburg, Germany

St. Nicholas' Church

Once the tallest building in the world, this abandoned church is now a monument to the destruction of WWII.
Oberkotzau, Germany

Fernweh Park

Named after the German word for "a longingness to travel," this park brings together thousands of city and street signs from around the world.
Zossen, Germany

Winkel Towers of Zossen

Several of these strange cone-shaped bunkers can still be seen around the former Nazi headquarters.
Ventspils, Latvia

The Cows of Ventspils

The Latvian city of Ventspils is filled with dozens of cow statues showcasing unique themes.
Terezín, Czechia

Theresienstadt (Terezín Concentration Camp)

Created as a "model concentration camp" to hide Nazi atrocities from the international community, this former camp-ghetto now holds a museum and memorial honoring the lives lost within.
Latvia

Houses of the Sun

Rent a barrel for a personal view of where the Baltic Sea meets the Gulf of Riga.
Trutnov, Czechia

Fort Stachelberg

This fortress was designed to prevent a Nazi invasion but was never used.
Karpacz, Poland

Vang Stave Church

This fairytale medieval church in Poland originally spent centuries in Norway.
Adršpach, Czechia

Adršpach-Teplice Rocks

Enormous sandstone towers loom within a Czech forest.
Kudowa-Zdrój, Poland

Kaplica Czaszek: The Chapel of Skulls

The walls and ceiling of this Polish church are decorated with thousands of skulls, with another 21,000 skeletons just below.
Karpacz, Poland

Karpacz's Gravitational Anomaly

On this Polish road, an optical illusion makes cars seem to roll uphill.
Skopje, North Macedonia

Skopje Fortress

This fortress dates back to the 6th century and is also the site of a controversial abandoned restoration project.
Vienna, Austria

Kunstkammer Wien

The Habsburgs' royal collections of art and wonders.
Vienna, Austria

Ampelpärchen

Vienna's diversity-themed traffic lights were inspired by the Eurovision Song Contest.
Berlin, Germany

Mengenlehreuhr

The world's first clock to use set theory as a measure of time required the invention of a new light bulb just to maintain its obtuse measurements.
Berlin, Germany

Platform 17 Memorial

This platform is now a memorial dedicated to those who were deported during the Holocaust.
Berlin, Germany

Stasi Museum

A museum dedicated to the history of a terrifying secret police is now held in their former headquarters.
Berlin, Germany

Alliierten Museum

This museum is home to a sugar sculpture of the Berlin Airlift Memorial.
Berlin, Germany

Spreepark

An eerie derelict amusement park sits abandoned in Berlin.