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Frankfurt, Germany

Henninger Turm

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

Lichtenstein Castle

A striking 1100s castle built on the edge of a cliff.
Königstein im Taunus, Germany

Grosser Feldberg Telecommunication Tower

World's only telecommunication tower with a wooden pinnacle.
Cologne, Germany

St. Petersglocke

The largest bell in the world has been swinging high above a Cologne cathedral for almost a century.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Tun

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

Spitzhäuschen

This 600-year-old home seems to defy physics.
Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany

Mouse Tower

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

Porta Nigra

The last bastion of Roman presence north of the Alps looms over a German town.
Augsburg, Germany

Fuggerei

In this truly magical place, rent hasn't been raised since the year 1520.
Oberwesel, Germany

Burg Pfalzgrafenstein

Tiny castle in the middle of the Rhine made you pay to pass.
Regensburg, Germany

Document Neupfarrplatz

From Ancient Rome to WWII, Neupfarrplatz has over 2,000 years of history underneath its main square.
Berchtesgaden, Germany

Berchtesgaden Salt Mine

Dress up like a miner and take a slide into the disco-lit depths of this once foundational salt mine.
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg Castle

A castle from the Holy Roman Empire that hosts traveling youth... in its stables.
Berchtesgaden, Germany

The Eagle's Nest

Soaring over 6,000 feet in the Bavarian Alps, this beer garden was once Hitler's 50th birthday present.
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
Wierschem, Germany

Eltz Castle - Burg Eltz

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

Linderhof Palace

A small but immensely extravagant palace built by the "Night King."
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."
Monterey, California

Doc Ricketts Memorial

Fake rail crossings mark the site of an influential doctor's demise.
Solvang, California

Solvang Wind Harp

California's oldest wind harp represents a historic piece of America's Danish history.
Mühltal, Germany

Castle Frankenstein

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