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Places visited in Berlin, Germany
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Rome, Italy

Basilica di San Clemente

A Nesting Doll of Churches.
Muscat, Oman

The Muttrah Souq

This bazaar is one of the oldest in the Arabian world.
Lisbon, Portugal

Santa Justa Lift

This Industrial Age architectural and engineering gem helps visitors and residents alike traverse Lisbon, “The City of Seven Hills.”
Florence, Italy

Buontalenti Grotta

A large grotto built in the 16th century amidst Florence's famous Boboli gardens.
Ercolano, Italy

Herculaneum

Pompeii's less famous neighbor is still revealing her secrets.
Naples, Italy

The Anatomical Machines of Cappella Sansevero

These "anatomical machines" are only one of the many strange items in this Italian crypt.
Naples, Italy

Fontanelle Cemetery Caves

Skulls from the plague of 1656 and the bombings of WWII united by a cult dedicated to caring for the ancient dead.
Rome, Italy

Campo de Fiori

This ritzy Italian market is built around a statue of an unforgiven heretic who was burned for his belief in an endless universe.
Rome, Italy

Keats-Shelley Memorial House

Museum dedicated to literary greats of the Romantic Period is also the home in which Keats met his untimely end.
Rome, Italy

The Martyr Murals at Santo Stefano Rotondo

Charles Dickens was not a fan of the ghastly wall dressings in this 6th century church.
Hamburg, Germany

Miniatur Wunderland

Model Trains and Much More in Hamburg.
Saalfeld, Germany

Saalfeld Fairy Grottoes

"The most colorful grottoes of the world.
Dresden, Germany

Dresden Frauenkirche

This Dresden church was purposely rebuilt Protestant after being demolished in World War II.
Dresden, Germany

Pfunds Molkerei

In addition to fine dairy products, the world's most beautiful milk shop also offers a feast for the eyes.
Oranienburg, Germany

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

The site of a concentration camp where inmates were made to take part in one of the largest counterfeiting operations in history is now hauntingly empty.
Potsdam, Germany

Sanssouci Palace

The "Prussian Versailles" that is as glorious today as when it was built.
Potsdam, Germany

Alexandrowka

A quaint Russian village in the middle of a German metropolis.
Germany

Bridge of Spies

Germany's Glienicke Bridge has a shady history of clandestine meetings, espionage, and spycraft.
Berlin, Germany

Pfaueninsel

This Berlin island is home to a flock of free-roaming peacocks and as well as a historic ivory folly.
Berlin, Germany

Teufelsberg

An abandoned NSA listening post on Berlin's "Devil's Mountain."
Berlin, Germany

Gärten der Welt (Gardens of the World)

Gardens representing parts of Asia, Europe, and the Mid East are tucked away among the Soviet-style buildings in East Berlin.
Berlin, Germany

Dahlem-Dorf U-Bahn Station Benches

A traditional U-Bahn station in Berlin gets a string of rather untraditional benches.
Berlin, Germany

Berlin Radio Tower

A restaurant and observation deck built in a unique broadcasting antennae.
Berlin, Germany

The Bierpinsel

A tree-like building perches on its trunk in the Steglitz neighborhood of Berlin.