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Beveren, Belgium

The Doomed City of Doel

Ghost town in Belgium will lose its street art when it ceases to exist.
51.3116, 4.2629
Werregarenstraat
Ghent, Belgium

Werregarenstraat

This narrow Ghent alleyway is an officially sanctioned street art tunnel.
51.0555, 3.7246
The basement labratory
Prague, Czechia

Speculum Alchemiae

The hidden lair of an alchemist rediscovered in a 2002 flood.
50.0908, 14.4225
Exterior of the Old New Synagogue.
Prague, Czechia

Old New Synagogue

Synagogue built from the stones of Solomon's temple contains the golem of Prague.
50.0901, 14.4186
The platform of the Art Nouveau Elevator in Bad Schandau.
Bad Schandau, Germany

Art Nouveau Elevator

An ornate century-old elevator still connects the two halves of Bad Schandau.
50.9167, 14.1613
Dresden, Germany

Kunsthofpassage Singing Drain Pipes

When the rain falls, this drain system turns into a musical instrument.
51.0684, 13.7546
Dresden Frauenkirche
Dresden, Germany

Dresden Frauenkirche

This Dresden church was purposely rebuilt Protestant after being demolished in World War II.
51.0515, 13.7405
Lohmen, Germany

The Bastei

Ruins of a German Castle on top of a towering stone pillar.
50.9634, 14.0703
Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum
Paola, Malta

Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum

This subterranean necropolis holds three floors of antler-dug grave caves.
35.8701, 14.5068
St. Paul's Catacombs in Rabat, Malta. (christine592/Flickr)
Rabat, Malta

Maltese Catacomb Complexes

Burial grounds for more than 1,000 bodies deep under the modern town of Rabat.
35.8843, 14.3897
Qrendi, Malta

Mnajdra

Stone Age solar temple is aligned with the sun on each equinox and solstice.
35.8268, 14.4364
Heidelberg Tun
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Tun

Sitting in the basement of a castle, the largest wine barrel in the world is bigger than most apartments.
49.4106, 8.7153
View of the Thingstatte as it appears today.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Thingstatte

Nazi edifice built on a sacred mountain site used by various German cults.
49.4232, 8.7062
Waterfall of Loenen
Loenen, Netherlands

Waterfall of Loenen

The tallest waterfall in the Netherlands is a lovely, stepped feature that is only 50 feet tall.
52.1301, 6.0063
Lemgo, Germany

Karl Junker House

An intricate and amazing house built by schizophrenic architect Karl Junker.
52.0261, 8.9174
The four stone outcroppings of Externsteine
Horn-Bad Meinberg, Germany

Externsteine

Between Neo-Pagans and Neo-Nazis these strange rock formations have a curious cult following, and a very strange history.
51.8692, 8.9169
Wewelsburg Castle from a distance (Flickr/transCam)
Büren, Germany

Castle of Wewelsburg

Magical Nazi castle of the SS.
51.6065, 8.6527
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."
47.5574, 10.7495
Linderhof
Ettal, Germany

Linderhof Palace

A small but immensely extravagant palace built by the "Night King."
47.5692, 10.9546
Helene Sedlmayr, the toy-selling young beauty of Munich
Munich, Germany

Schönheitengalerie (Gallery of Beauties)

King Ludwig I's collection of beautiful women.
48.1583, 11.5033
Death cutting the life-thread
Munich, Germany

Asamkirche

Among the ostentatious rococo ornamentation of this church, an image of death cuts the life-thread.
48.1351, 11.5697
Haarlem, Netherlands

Teylers Museum

Oldest Museum of the Netherlands is a true cabinet of curiosities.
52.3802, 4.6404
Dalí Theatre and Museum
Figueres, Spain

Dalí Theatre and Museum

Giant eggs, walls of bread, and nightmare surreality mark the largest collection of works by Salvador Dalí.
42.2681, 2.9599
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