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Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."
Dandarah, Egypt

Dendera Light

Ancient Egyptian relief, claimed to depict an electrical light.
Sheyakhah Thalethah, Egypt

Unfinished Obelisk

The Largest Known Ancient Egyptian Obelisk.
Qesm Hurghada, Egypt

Desert Breath

A massive work of modern art that appears to be a crop circle in the middle of the desert.
Tanis, Egypt

Tanis

The once great capital of Egypt now crumbles forward as evocative ruins.
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.
Salzburg, Austria

St. Sebastian’s Cemetery

Terrifically morbid cemetary and site of famous Paracelsus' grave.
Tarsdorf, Austria

Fucking, Austria

American soldiers discovered Europe's best one-liner at the end of World War II.
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

Deutsches Jagd und Fischereimuseum (German Museum of Hunting and Fishing)

Housed in an old church, this hunting museum holds a collection of mythical bird-rabbit creatures.
Dachau, Germany

Dachau Concentration Camp

Prototype for all Nazi concentration camps.
Augsburg, Germany

Fuggerei

In this truly magical place, rent hasn't been raised since the year 1520.
Fleury-devant-Douaumont, France

Douaumont Ossuary

This modern French ossuary contains the jumbled bones of 130,000 WWI soldiers.
Fleury-devant-Douaumont, France

Trench of Bayonets

Site of one of World War I's most horrific scenes.
Wierschem, Germany

Eltz Castle - Burg Eltz

This medieval castle overlooking the Elzbach river looks just like it did hundreds of years ago.
Mühltal, Germany

Castle Frankenstein

The birthplace of an eccentric alchemist and possible inspiration for the fictional reanimator of monsters.
Bad Dürkheim, Germany

Dürkheim Giant Wine Barrel

World's largest barrel containing an inn.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Tun

Sitting in the basement of a castle, the largest wine barrel in the world is bigger than most apartments.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Thingstatte

Nazi edifice built on a sacred mountain site used by various German cults.
Oberwesel, Germany

Burg Pfalzgrafenstein

Tiny castle in the middle of the Rhine made you pay to pass.
Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany

Mouse Tower

Legendary site where an evil bishop was devoured by rodents.
Trier, Germany

Porta Nigra

The last bastion of Roman presence north of the Alps looms over a German town.
New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans' Historic Voodoo Museum

A snapshot of the "real" history of New Orleans.