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Dublin, Ireland

St. Michan's Mummies

An Irish church where an 800-year-old mummy is reaching out of his coffin as if to shake hands.
Athens, Greece

Botanical Museum of the National Garden

This small museum once served as a royal hunting pavilion for King Otto Friedrich Ludwig.
Athens, Greece

The Athens Polytechnic Monument

A crushed gate and giant bronze head serve as a reminder of Greece's fight for freedom.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Café Papeneiland

Famed for its pie, this eatery has a hidden tunnel that allowed Catholics to secretly walk to church during the Reformation.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Electric Ladyland: The Museum of Fluorescent Art

The world's only museum devoted to the wonders of fluorescence.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach Colored School Museum

This small museum dedicated to the painful memory of segregation is essentially a time capsule.
Columbia, South Carolina

Neverbust Chain

This titanic steel chain linking two buildings was installed without permission but instantly beloved.
Blackville, South Carolina

God's Acre Healing Springs

This natural spring not only claims to heal the wounded but it has also been willed to God.
Florence, South Carolina

Mars Bluff Crater

"Not too many people can say they've had a nuclear bomb dropped on them, not too many would want to." — Walter Gregg.
Cleveland, South Carolina

Devils Kitchen at Caesars Head State Park

According to local lore, this narrow passageway through two large rocks was accidentally created by the devil himself.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The First Heinz Pickle Charm

The souvenir got the company’s founder out of a pretty pickle at the World’s Fair.
Berlin, Germany

The DDR Museum

A fascinating insight into daily life in the Eastern Bloc.
Sibiu, Romania

Sibiu's Houses with Eyes

Something's watching you.
Bucharest, Romania

Relics of Zlătari Church

The preserved arm of a third-century sorcerer is believed to have the power to lift curses and spells.
Caraș-Severin, Romania

Bigar Waterfall

Moss and stone turn this waterfall into an otherworldly liquid veil.
Hunedoara, Romania

Corvin Castle

This fairy-tale castle would make Dracula (who is said to have been imprisoned there) jealous.
Barcelona, Spain

Bunkers of Carmel

These secluded and abandoned anti-aircraft defenses have become one the most scenic viewpoints in Barcelona.
Japan

Seikan Tunnel

The world's longest tunnel with an undersea section.
Ine, Japan

Funaya of Ine

The traditional houses along the coast of this charming Japanese fishing village allow people to sleep above the sea.
Isahaya, Japan

Konagai, Japan's Fruit Shaped Bus Stops

This town near Nagasaki is peppered with fruit-flavored bus stops.
Niigata, Japan

Wara Art

Giant animal sculptures are created with the rice straw leftover from the fall harvest each year.
Taketomi, Japan

The Star Sands of Hoshizuna-no-hama

White beach sands made of the remains of tiny, star shaped creatures.
Sasebo, Japan

Huis Ten Bosch

Historical Japanese-Dutch relations are honored with haunted rides and flower fields in this replica town.
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima Peace Memorial

Peace Park and the Atomic Bomb Dome.