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Berlin, Germany

Soviet Graffiti in the Reichstag

The walls of Germany's Parliament still show the scars of the Red Army takeover in World War II.
Berlin, Germany

Tempelhof Airport

Berlin's old airport.
Berlin, Germany

Teufelsberg

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

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Thousands of coffin-like pillars make up this controversial Holocaust memorial.
Berlin, Germany

Stasi Museum

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

Spreepark

An eerie derelict amusement park sits abandoned in Berlin.
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

St. Michael’s Church

This Transylvanian church has changed its denomination four times.
Bucharest, Romania

Trajan and Wolf Statue

One of the most controversial statues in Romania is an emperor with no clothes.
Brașov, Romania

Biserica Neagră (The Black Church)

A fire once nearly devoured this gorgeous 14th-century Gothic cathedral.
Brașov, Romania

Transylvania's "Hollywood" Signs

The European towns of Brașov and Râșnov each have proud signs reminiscent of the Hollywood sign.
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Hoia-Baciu Forest

Some call this eerie forest of crooked trees the "Bermuda Triangle of Romania."
Bran, Romania

Bran Castle

The possible imprisonment of Vlad the Impaler here earned the medieval castle its nickname, "Dracula's Castle."
Kyiv, Ukraine

Rodina-Mat : Mother Motherland

340-foot statue built to honour the Heroes of the Soviet Union.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Golden Gate of Kyiv

A reconstructed medieval gateway that was the magnificent entrance to the capital city dating back to 1037.
Pripyat, Ukraine

Pripyat Amusement Park

Radioactive amusement park abandoned after the Chernobyl disaster.
Pripyat, Ukraine

Abandoned City of Pripyat

The ghost town left by the worst nuclear disaster of all time is being taken over by nature and urban explorers.
East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Komodo National Park

A sprawling nature preserve harbors the world's only living dragons.
Komodo, Indonesia

Padar Island

Once home to Komodo dragons, this island dreamscape has a rare combination of white, pink, and black sand beaches.
Dili, East Timor

Cristo Rei

This giant Christ statue was a failed attempt by Indonesia to dissuade East Timor from demanding independence.
Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

The Tunnels of Rabaul

This volcanically volatile island town is home to an abandoned series of tunnels left by the Japanese during WWII.