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Hamburg, Germany

Beatles-Platz (Beatles Square)

This red light district plaza memorializes the Fab Four and their historic connection to the area.
Hamburg, Germany

Der Pudel auf dem Dach (The Poodle on the Roof)

Hidden in plain sight on a gable between two towers on the roof of shipping firm F. Laeisz' headquarter in Hamburg sits an unexpected bronze sculpture.
Hamburg, Germany

Herbertstraße

Hamburg's first legal sex work is relegated to a gated street that still does not allow pedestrian women.
Hamburg, Germany

St. Nicholas' Church

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

St. Pauli Elbtunnel

Hamburgers are intensely proud of their tunnel beneath the river.
Hamburg, Germany

Miniatur Wunderland

Model Trains and Much More in Hamburg.
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg Astronomical Clock

There has been an astronomical clock on this spot since the 14th century.
Munich, Germany

Orlando di Lasso Statue

This tribute to the 16th-century composer is now an unusual shrine to Michael Jackson.
Munich, Germany

Wurmeck

A fearsome dragon clings to a corner of Munich's city hall.
Munich, Germany

Viscardigasse

Golden cobblestones remember a time when this small alley was used to avoid having to give a Nazi salute.
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
Munich, Germany

Jeweled Skeleton of Saint Munditia

The patron saint of spinsters grasps a container of dried blood.
Munich, Germany

Der Teufelstritt (The Devil's Footprint)

The footprint of a frustrated devil in Munich's Cathedral.
Prague, Czechia

House of the Black Madonna

A significant example of Czech cubist architecture—a style you won't find anywhere else in the world.
Prague, Czechia

Tančící dům - Dancing House of Prague

This tipsy office building in downtown Prague was originally called “Fred and Ginger.”
Milan, Italy

Dancing Bull of Good Fortune

Third time's a charm, or in this case, two testicles are.
Milan, Italy

Bosco Verticale

Two very green residential towers cleaning the air in one of Europe's most polluted cities.
Milan, Italy

L.O.V.E.

This giant middle finger statue sends an unambiguous message to Italy's bankers.
Milan, Italy

San Bernardino alle Ossa

An ossuary built in 1210 to collect bones from the Ospedale Maggiore of Milan.
Milan, Italy

The Devil's Column

The mark of the Devil's horns on a marble column in Milan.
Cologne, Germany

St. Petersglocke

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

Spreuerhofstrasse

The narrowest street in the world is in danger of closing up entirely.
Wolnzach, Germany

German Hops Museum

Beer lovers thirsty for knowledge can now visit a museum devoted to the world's largest hop-growing region.
Milan, Italy

'Saint Bartholomew Flayed'

This grisly effigy displays an early Christian martyr who was skinned alive and beheaded.