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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bascarsija

Oriental bazaar in the heart of Sarajevo.
43.8591, 18.4310
The Olympic podium was used for executions during the war.
Hadžići, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Igman Olympic Jumps

This abandoned Olympic skiing facility still bears the scars of the Siege of Sarajevo.
43.7682, 18.2461
Tjeniste War Memorial
Tjentište, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tjentiste War Memorial

These warring psychedelic crags commemorate an unsuccessful military operation.
43.3483, 18.6906
Mud Volcano
Scorțoasa, Romania

Berca Mud Volcanoes

A muddy alien landscape that is home to rare species of exotic plants.
45.3853, 26.7161
(Flickr/skpy)
Tarsdorf, Austria

Fucking, Austria

American soldiers discovered Europe's best one-liner at the end of World War II.
48.0679, 12.8654
(Flickr/Jean & Nathalie)
Ocaklı Köyü, Turkey

Minuchir Mosque of Ani

Remnants of successive wars and Muslim colonialism in the 11th century.
40.5051, 43.5700
Ocaklı Köyü, Turkey

Ani Ghost City

An abused and forgotten metropolis, abandoned for centuries.
40.5075, 43.5728
Georgia

Sarpi Border Checkpoint

A gleaming white and undulating tower marks the border between Georgia and Turkey.
41.5204, 41.5478
Akarsu Köyü, Turkey

Sumela Monastery

A Turkish monastery tucked into a cliff wall.
40.7108, 39.6206
Skocjan Caves
Matavun, Slovenia

Skocjan Caves

This massive subterranean fissure is known as the "underground Grand Canyon."
45.6658, 13.9900
City's sign lists local sights but not the infamous camp. (spinkk/Atlas Obscura)
Dachau, Germany

Dachau Concentration Camp

Prototype for all Nazi concentration camps.
48.2594, 11.4343
Zadar, Croatia

Sea Organ

A musical instrument played by the sea.
44.1173, 15.2202
The concert hall
Postojna, Slovenia

Postojna caves

A miniature train-ride through Slovenia's largest cave system.
45.7823, 14.2045
Lake Bled. (Wikimedia Commons)
Bled, Slovenia

Bled Island and Castle

This one-time health resort was used by aristocrats around the world.
46.3632, 14.0899
Postojna, Slovenia

Olm

The "dragon babies" of southeastern Europe.
45.7830, 14.2038
Plitvička Jezera, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes

A chain of 16 wondrous lakes formed as a result of the gradual dissolution of soluble layers of bedrock.
44.8783, 15.6112
The child eater
Bern, Switzerland

The Child Eater of Bern

A nearly 500 year old sculpture depicts a man eating a sack of babies, and no one is sure why.
46.9485, 7.4475
Budapest, Hungary

Terror Háza

Museum dedicated to the terror regimes of Hungary.
47.5068, 19.0653
Smederovo, Serbia

Golubac Fortress

This 14th century castle withstood years of battle but is now sliding off the hills into the Danube.
44.6615, 21.6788
Inside the caves
Vallorbe, Switzerland

Grottes de Vallorbe

Over 3km of caverns and caves at the Switzerland-France border contain the largest underground river in Central Europe.
46.6977, 6.3458
Ecublens, Switzerland

EPFL Learning Center

University library shaped like a giant piece of Swiss cheese.
46.5184, 6.5656
Lausanne, Switzerland

Palais de Rumine

Florentine Renaissance style building in Switzerland, home to the world's largest taxidermy Great White Shark.
46.5236, 6.6338
Maison d'Ailleurs
Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland

Maison d'Ailleurs

Museum of science fiction, utopias, and extraordinary journeys of the mind.
46.7787, 6.6415
Bourg-en-Lavaux, Switzerland

Lavaux

Swiss vineyards in a UNESCO heritage site.
46.4919, 6.7461