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Oswiecim, Poland

Auschwitz Concentration Camp

The former Nazi concentration camp stands as a museum to remember this dark chapter in Germany's history.
50.0276, 19.2021
Devil's Bath
Waiotapu, New Zealand

Devil's Bath

This electric green sulphur lake in New Zealand looks like a cartoonish radioactive dump site.
-38.3558, 176.3675
Wrecks at low tide
Hamburg, Germany

Blankenese Shipwrecks

Remnants of an exploded schooner and wrecked submarines form a breakwater.
53.5589, 9.7881
A strange collection of masks, carvings, puppets, and figurines from all over the world.
Hamburg, Germany

Harry’s Harbor Bazaar

A wunderkammer of exoticism immortalized by Tom Waits.
53.5475, 9.9597
Pedestrians inside the St. Pauli Elbtunnel
Hamburg, Germany

St. Pauli Elbtunnel

Hamburgers are intensely proud of their tunnel beneath the river.
53.5460, 9.9666
Museum für Naturkunde
Berlin, Germany

Museum fur Naturkunde

Berlin's natural history museum houses the world's largest mounted dinosaur and the late beloved polar bear Knut.
52.5301, 13.3792
Dresden Frauenkirche
Dresden, Germany

Dresden Frauenkirche

This Dresden church was purposely rebuilt Protestant after being demolished in World War II.
51.0515, 13.7405
Lohmen, Germany

The Bastei

Ruins of a German Castle on top of a towering stone pillar.
50.9634, 14.0703
Plitvička Jezera, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes

A chain of 16 wondrous lakes formed as a result of the gradual dissolution of soluble layers of bedrock.
44.8783, 15.6112
The steaming waters of Lake Rotomahana
Waimangu, New Zealand

Lake Rotomahana

The once and future home of New Zealand's famed Pink and White Terraces.
-38.2678, 176.4339
South Island, New Zealand

Franz Josef Glacier

The glacier tucked within a New Zealand rainforest.
-43.4667, 170.1833
Te Waikoropupu Springs.
Takaka, New Zealand

Te Waikoropupu Springs

Some of the clearest water anywhere in the world.
-40.8475, 172.7707
A newly decorated Gänseliesel
Göttingen, Germany

Gänseliesel

The Goose Girl of Göttingen, Germany might well be the most kissed girl in the world.
51.5327, 9.9351
Alley of the Kiss
Guanajuato, Mexico

Alley of the Kiss

A Mexican Romeo-and-Juliet-esque legend has given this super-narrow alleyway a reputation for romance.
21.0162, -101.2566
Ancient Agora, Athens
Athens, Greece

The Athenian Agora

This ancient Greek place of assembly and marketplace is being revealed layer by layer below the modern Athens cityscape.
37.9758, 23.7247
Farewell Spit
Puponga, New Zealand

Farewell Spit

This deadly little sliver of beach has seen hundreds of whales beach themselves over the years.
-40.5167, 172.8667
The never-ending escalator ride.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Arsenalna Metro Station

The deepest metro station in the world.
50.4444, 30.5454
(Flickr/Riku Kettunen)
Mexico City, Mexico

La Casa Azul

Frida Kahlo's childhood home, now a museum of her life and works.
19.3102, -99.1429
The Glorious Diorama
Boulder City, Nevada

Hoover Dam Old Exhibit Building

Experience a charming 1930's version of "infotainment."
36.0155, -114.7474
St. Nicholas' Church
Hamburg, Germany

St. Nicholas' Church

Once the tallest building in the world, this abandoned church is now a monument to the destruction of WWII.
53.5475, 9.9910
The Gates of the Herbertstraße.
Hamburg, Germany

Herbertstraße

Hamburg's first legal prostitution area is a gated street that still does not allow pedestrian women.
53.5481, 9.9627
Rote Flora
Hamburg, Germany

Rote Flora

This contentious squat has stood through fire, violence, and government intervention as a hotbed of leftist protest.
53.5621, 9.9615
Hundertwasser Toilets
Kawakawa, New Zealand

Hundertwasser Toilets

Modern art meets modern convenience in possibly the world's most architecturally important public bathroom.
-35.3799, 174.0671
Tower of Hercules
Galicia, Spain

Tower of Hercules

The oldest Roman lighthouse still in use.
43.3859, -8.4067