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Chicago, Illinois

Beer Baron Row

These mansions date back to Chicago's days as a brewer's paradise.
Paju, South Korea

Korean Demilitarized Zone

Last frontier of the Cold War.
Paju, South Korea

Third Tunnel of Aggression

Secret North Korean passage discovered below the world's most dangerous border.
Seoul, South Korea

War Memorial of Korea

Home to more than 13,000 pieces of war memorabilia and military equipment.
Allouville-Bellefosse, France

Le Chêne Chapelle (The Chapel Oak)

Two small chapels housed inside an ancient tree.
Nuremberg, Germany

The Kongresshalle, Nuremberg

This abandoned coliseum was intended to be a grand Nazi rallying ground before it was halted at the end of the war.
Dachau, Germany

Dachau Concentration Camp

Prototype for all Nazi concentration camps.
Prague, Czechia

Old New Synagogue

Synagogue built from the stones of Solomon's temple contains the golem of 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.
Prague, Czechia

Proudy

This automated sculpture of two men peeing will spell out text messages with their micturition.
Bassenge, Belgium

Fort Eben-Emael

This sprawling Belgian fort was once thought of as impenetrable but now it is simply an abandoned relic.
Eupen, Belgium

Jacques Chocolate Museum

Museum covers every step of the chocolate-making process, from cultivation to the finished product.
Trier, Germany

Porta Nigra

The last bastion of Roman presence north of the Alps looms over a German town.
Fleury-devant-Douaumont, France

Trench of Bayonets

Site of one of World War I's most horrific scenes.
Fleury-devant-Douaumont, France

Douaumont Ossuary

This modern French ossuary contains the jumbled bones of 130,000 WWI soldiers.
Genappe, Belgium

Abbaye de Villers

A magical and peaceful ruined Cistercian abbey in what is now southern Belgium.
Brussels, Belgium

The Atomium

Climb inside an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times its normal size.
Brussels, Belgium

Manneken Pis

A little sculpture with a large wardrobe.
Mons, Belgium

The Guardhouse Monkey

Petting this mysterious iron monkey supposedly brings good luck.
Athens, Greece

The Athenian Agora

This ancient Greek place of assembly and marketplace is being revealed layer by layer below the modern Athens cityscape.
Athens, Greece

Syntagma Square Metro Station

Where commuters walk through remnants of an ancient Greek necropolis.
Heraklion, Greece

Knossos

A minotaur, a labyrinth, and a dubious restoration pull in visitors from around the world.
Pepeekeo, Hawaii

'Akaka Falls

These picturesque Hawaiian falls are home to a rare species of fish that uses a special sucker to climb up cliffs.
Pahala, Hawaii

Punalu`u Black Sand Beach

This black shoreline is made up of exploded lava particles.