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Philosophical Reading Room
Budapest, Hungary

Szabo Ervin Library

A 19th century artistocrat's mansion, turned into a library, hidden in a modern library.
47.4894, 19.0645
Vienna, Austria

Cemetery of the Nameless

The resting place for anonymous victims of the Danube's dark waters.
48.1595, 16.5039
Vienna, Austria

Stephansdom Crypt

The crypt of the imposing Stephensdom holds royal intestines and thousands of skeletons.
48.2080, 16.3729
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Pestsäule (Plague Column)

Baroque celebration of the end of the Great Plague of Vienna.
48.2087, 16.3697
Augustinian Friar's Astrological Clock - one of the hands takes 20,000 years to revolve.
Vienna, Austria

Clock Museum

A small museum filled with over 1,000 clocks, and one particular clock calibrated to run until the year 9999.
48.2108, 16.3693
The Dragon's Den
Krakow, Poland

Wawel Dragon's Den

This Polish cave has housed a dragon, a brothel, and an enduring legend.
50.0528, 19.9353
Vienna, Austria

Habsburg Imperial Crypt

Final resting place for the remains of 143 Hapsburg royalty.
48.2055, 16.3699
336 ancient columns
Istanbul, Turkey

Basilica Cisterns of Istanbul

A marvel of Byzantine engineering under the streets of Istanbul.
41.0084, 28.9779
Museum of Communism
Prague, Czechia

Museum of Communism

This Prague museum collects brutalist relics and memories from the country's former Soviet rule.
50.0879, 14.4301
Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague.
Prague, Czechia

Old Jewish Cemetery

100,000 bodies are buried below the medieval headstones, many of which mark graves with multiple bodies stacked up to 12 deep.
50.0895, 14.4174
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
50.0870, 14.4208
Canal view of the museum
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Kunstkamera

Peter the Great's enlightening collection of natural oddities.
59.9416, 30.3045
Pushkin, Russia

The Amber Room

An 18th century wonder of the world, lost in WWII, re-created at the Catherine Palace.
59.7173, 30.3942
Prince Felix Yusupov and his wife, Irena.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Rasputin Museum at Yusupov Palace

Palace where the nearly un-killable Rasputin was murdered.
59.9294, 30.2987
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Peacock Clock

An over 200-year-old timepiece-automaton adorned with golden mechanical birds, which still sing to this day.
59.9398, 30.3146
Moscow, Russia

Moscow State University

Gargantuan home of Russian science.
55.7028, 37.5306
Moscow, Russia

Novodevichy Cemetery

Moscow's most popular cemetery includes the graves of numerous cosmonauts.
55.7224, 37.5627
A view of Lenin.
Moscow, Russia

Lenin's Mausoleum

Embalmed remains of the leader of the Bolshevik Revolution.
55.7532, 37.6215
Broken section of the bell.
Moscow, Russia

Tsar Bell

World's largest bell sits on the grounds of the Kremlin in Moscow.
55.7517, 37.6183
Monument to the Conquerors of Space.
Moscow, Russia

Monument to the Conquerors of Space

Moscow's imposing monument to the space age.
55.8228, 37.6398
For Sale Pub
Budapest, Hungary

For Sale Pub

This Budapest bar allows drinkers to leave their mark on the walls, floor, and even ceiling.
47.4876, 19.0582
Shoes on the Danube
Budapest, Hungary

Shoes on the Danube Promenade

A trail of iron footwear stands as a monument to the thousands executed along this riverbank during WWII.
47.5040, 19.0448
Hall of Hunting
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Agriculture Museum

A fake Transylvanian castle houses a cathedral of antlers.
47.5148, 19.0832
Vajdahunyad Castle
Budapest, Hungary

Vajdahunyad Castle

This Hungarian castle was built out of cardboard and wood until it proved so popular that it got upgraded to stone.
47.5150, 19.0833