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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 Old Prussian Hags of Northern Pomerania
Gdańsk, Poland

Old Prussian Hags of Northern Pomerania

These rare statues are one of the few remaining material witnesses to Old Prussian culture.
54.3495, 18.6568
Gdynia, Poland

Hotel Zdrowie

A haunting deserted hotel is a favorite with artists and photographers.
54.4826, 18.5641
The Wolf's Lair
Ketrzyn, Poland

The Wolf's Lair

This Nazi ruin was the site where Hitler was almost blown up by a suitcase bomb.
54.0804, 21.4941
Crooked Forest (Krzywy Las)
Gryfino, Poland

Crooked Forest

Abusive farmers may have stunted trees 80 years ago.
53.2142, 14.4757
North Pier.
Liepāja, Latvia

Karosta North Pier

The mile-long pier stretches from a ruined fortress out into the Baltic.
56.5332, 20.9823
Araisi Lake Fortress
Drabeši parish, Latvia

Araisi Lake Fortress

This wooden recreation of a 9th century lake village looks as though it was built yesterday (which it relatively was).
57.2514, 25.2828
The Three Brothers.
Riga, Latvia

The Three Brothers

The oldest housing complex in Riga is a mini timeline of architectural trends.
56.9504, 24.1044
"Guests," are led through the Prison
Liepāja, Latvia

Karosta Prison Hotel

Guests become prisoners on a visit to Latvian prison.
56.5463, 21.0210
Liepaja Northern Forts
Liepāja, Latvia

Liepaja Northern Forts

These crumbling Latvian forts make for some haunting seaside ruins.
56.5912, 21.0159
Slampe, Latvia

Cinevilla

Spend the night in 1920s Latvia.
56.8472, 23.2953
Riga, Latvia

Riga Central Market

3,000 market stands in five former Zeppelin hangars.
56.9462, 24.1043
Gravensteen
Ghent, Belgium

Gravensteen

This fairytale castle was built as a show of power but was nearly torn down thanks to its history of torture.
51.0575, 3.7207
Mercator Globe
Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

Mercator Museum

Housing the groundbreaking maps and globes of Gerard Mercator.
51.1672, 4.1447
The Zimmer Tower Clock Face
Lier, Belgium

The Zimmer Clock Tower and Museum

A 14th century fortified keep showcases the masterpieces of a 20th century ingenious clockmaker.
51.1291, 4.5705
Brussels, Belgium

The Atomium

Climb inside an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times its normal size.
50.8949, 4.3411
Maison de la Bellone
Brussels, Belgium

Maison de la Bellone

This modern arts center is built around a gem of late-Baroque architecture.
50.8514, 4.3464
Exterior of Centre Pompidou
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
48.8606, 2.3526
Sprookjesbos
Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Efteling Sprookjesbos

This fairy tale forest hides scenes from some of the more obscure and bizarre Western nursery stories.
51.6504, 5.0435
Wiltshire, England

Woodhenge

The first archaeological site discovered by aerial photography.
51.1894, -1.7858
Stones and Henge, respectively.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world.
51.1797, -1.8265
More found object art.
England

Derek Jarman's Garden

An avant-garde artist is survived by his seaside garden.
50.9226, 0.9762
Dover, England

Dover Castle

One of the few standing Roman lighthouses and a labyrinth of tunnels are a couple of the secrets at this historic castle.
51.1288, 1.3234
The Toad.
Sheffield, England

Toad's Mouth

The view from this giant Stone Age toad is unexpectedly beautiful.
53.3222, -1.6100