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County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway

Northern Ireland's Brobdingnagian stepping stones.
55.2417, -6.5112
Coleraine, Northern Ireland

Dunluce Castle

The ruins of this medieval castle in Northern Ireland have inspired artists from C.S. Lewis to Led Zeppelin.
55.2108, -6.5797
Burren landscape
Corofin, Ireland

The Burren

A hugely vast Irish landscape of barren rock that stretches for miles.
53.0078, -9.0021
The Hole of the Sorrows
Clare, Ireland

The Hole of the Sorrows

This singular Irish dolmen is more Frank Lloyd Wright than upright stonehenge.
53.0376, -9.0760
Kilmacduagh round tower in the burren Ireland
Galway, Ireland

Kilmacduagh Round Tower

The ruins of an 800-year-old monastery boasts the tallest round tower in Ireland.
53.0479, -8.8875
Berlin, Germany

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
52.5050, 13.4397
Drombeg Stone Circle
Rosscarbery, Ireland

Drombeg Stone Circle

One of the most popular megalithic sites in Ireland stands as a humbler version of Stonehenge.
51.5647, -9.0870
Saintly Weepers, possibly six of the Apostles
County Kilkenny, Ireland

Jerpoint Abbey

This ancient Irish religious site is covered in ancient carvings, many of which have barely aged.
52.5109, -7.1580
Villers Abbey church ruins
Genappe, Belgium

Abbaye de Villers

A magical and peaceful ruined Cistercian abbey in what is now southern Belgium.
50.5906, 4.5297
Leuven, Belgium

Totem

Giant bug impaled on a 75-feet high needle.
50.8786, 4.7064
Laeken Greenhouses illuminated. (luc_viatour/Flickr)
Brussels, Belgium

Royal Greenhouses of Laeken

Lavish royal estate punctuated with heated greenhouses.
50.8908, 4.3590
Brussels, Belgium

The Atomium

Climb inside an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times its normal size.
50.8949, 4.3411
Manneken Pis in US Air Force uniform
Brussels, Belgium

Manneken Pis

A little sculpture with a large wardrobe.
50.8450, 4.3500
Jeanneke Pis forms a counterpoint in gender terms to Brussels' trademark statue, Manneken Pis.
Brussels, Belgium

Jeanneke Pis

Brussels' favorite peeing boy has a sister.
50.8486, 4.3541
Wasserturm Prenzlauer Berg
Berlin, Germany

Wasserturm Prenzlauer Berg

This water-tower-turned-high-end-apartments were once the site of what was once of the early Nazi concentration camps.
52.5342, 13.4187
Information board added to the site by the German government in 2006
Berlin, Germany

Führerbunker Parking Lot

The bunker where Hitler took his own life is hidden under this deliberately ordinary parking lot.
52.5126, 13.3808
The Bebelplatz.
Berlin, Germany

The Bebelplatz

The site of the famous Nazi book burning campaign of 1933 remembers its "Night of Shame".
52.5166, 13.3941
View of Valkenburg from the ruins
Valkenburg, Netherlands

Kasteelruine Fluweelengrot

The ruins of this Dutch castle sit atop a labyrinth of once-secret tunnels and passageways, dating back over 900 years.
50.8609, 5.8304