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Giessen, Germany

The Three Gossips

A statue beloved by—and named by—the local townsfolk it represents.
Giessen, Germany

Mathematikum

This peculiar museum offers hands-on interaction with seemingly intangible principles of mathematics.
Sankt Goarshausen, Germany

Statue of Loreley

A memorial for a young woman and her ghost, which are claimed to have caused countless deathly shipwrecks.
Sinsheim, Germany

Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim

It has an American Dream Car exhibit, Europe's largest Formula One collection, and many, many mannequins.
Königstein im Taunus, Germany

Grosser Feldberg Telecommunication Tower

World's only telecommunication tower with a wooden pinnacle.
Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany

Mouse Tower

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

Dialogue in the Dark

This unique exhibit ‘reverses roles’ as the visionless become guides and the sighted become ‘blind.’
Frankfurt, Germany

Fleming's Hotel Paternoster Lift

A rare chance to ride one of the few continuous elevators still in operation.
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt Wishing Wells

Carved fountains poignantly placed in parks and in front of special monuments.
Frankfurt, Germany

Eiserner Steg (Iron Bridge)

Fantastic views and thousands of love locks.
Frankfurt, Germany

Frau Rauscher Fountain

This German fountain of a legendary apple wine-loving drink thief will spit on you.
Frankfurt, Germany

Henninger Turm

The world's only silo that was topped by two revolving restaurants has unfortunately been demolished.
Bad Dürkheim, Germany

Dürkheim Giant Wine Barrel

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

The Mosque of Schwetzingen Palace Gardens

This 18th-century folly is one of Europe's rare "garden mosques."
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberger Bergbahnen

This historic funicular system combines the old with the new while offering delightful views over the surrounding valley.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Bridge Monkey

It's good luck to be mocked by this monkey.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Thingstatte

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

Luftbrückendenkmal: Monument to the Berlin Airlift

The sweet story of how American cargo planes became known as "Candy Bombers" during the Berlin Blockade.
Darmstadt, Germany

Museum Jagdschloss Kranichstein

This baroque palace displays an impressive collection of taxidermy, art, and rare objects from the days of courtly hunting.
Darmstadt, Germany

Waldspirale

A German apartment building hosting as many trees as human occupants.
Darmstadt, Germany

The Darmstadt Dioramas

The zoological collection at the Hessisches Landesmuseum hosts some of the world's oldest habitat dioramas.
Mühltal, Germany

Castle Frankenstein

The birthplace of an eccentric alchemist and possible inspiration for the fictional reanimator of monsters.