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Whittier, Alaska

Whittier, Alaska

This small city where almost everyone lives in the same building can only be reached via North America's longest tunnel.
Whittier, Alaska

Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel

Running under an entire mountain, the longest highway tunnel in North America is kept fresh using portal fans and jet fans.
Whittier, Alaska

Portage Ghost Town

The ruins of a town wiped out by the second-largest earthquake in recorded history.
Anchorage, Alaska

Beluga Point Fresh Water Spring

Clean, cold drinking water flows from a nondescript pipe in a roadside rock face.
Anchorage, Alaska

Turnagain Arm Bore Tide

During the summer, Alaskan surfers take advantage of this inlet’s unusual water patterns.
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.
Dresden, Germany

Dresden Frauenkirche

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

The Bastei

Ruins of a German Castle on top of a towering stone pillar.
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."
Brno, Czechia

Brno Ossuary

Europe's second largest ossuary wasn't discovered until 2001.
Prague, Czechia

Man Hanging Out

What looks like a suicide in progress is actually a statue of Sigmund Freud.
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
Krakow, Poland

Wawel Chakra

This grubby wall is said to be one of the Earth's esoteric energy centers.
Krakow, Poland

St. Mary's Basilica

St. Mary's features one of the most spectacularly decorated cathedral interiors in all of Europe.
Krakow, Poland

Wawel Dragon's Den

This Polish cave has housed a dragon, a brothel, and an enduring legend.
Wieliczka, Poland

Wieliczka Salt Mine

An underground city of salt.
Budapest, Hungary

Flipper Muzeum

Sitting beneath an unremarkable residential building is a museum devoted to classic Pinball.
Budapest, Hungary

Shoes on the Danube Promenade

A trail of iron footwear stands as a monument to the thousands executed along this riverbank during WWII.
Vienna, Austria

Flak Towers

Giant WWII fortresses that fired 8,000 rounds a minute, now home to thousands of pigeons.
Vienna, Austria

Wiener Pestsäule (Vienna Plague Column)

Baroque celebration of the end of the Great Plague of Vienna.
Salzburg, Austria

Schloss Hellbrunn

Trick water gardens from 1619 featuring a 200 piece mechanical theater powered by water.
Vienna, Austria

The Lost Garden of Schloss Schonbrunn

The topiary maze at the Habsburg hunting lodge.
Vienna, Austria

Clock Museum

A small museum filled with over 1,000 clocks, and one particular clock calibrated to run until the year 9999.