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Chopin's Heart
Warsaw, Poland

Chopin's Heart

Chopin's heart was taken from his body when he died and buried in a church where it was recently exhumed for a secret check up.
52.2388, 21.0168
The Wolf's Lair
Ketrzyn, Poland

The Wolf's Lair

This Nazi ruin was the site where Hitler was almost blown up by a suitcase bomb.
54.0804, 21.4941
castle
Kętrzyn County, Poland

Mazurolandia

A miniatures park with a model of Wolf's Lair as it looked during World War II.
54.0810, 21.4937
A pair of retired goats are on display inside the Town Hall museum
Poznań, Poland

The Fighting Goats of Poznań

These mechanical goats first battled it out in the year 1551, all because of an overcooked deer.
52.4086, 16.9340
Torun, Poland

Nicolaus Copernicus House

Museum dedicated to "the man who moved the Earth."
53.0093, 18.6039
Stone Circles at Odry
Odry, Poland

The Stone Circles at Odry

Deep in a Polish forest, this collection of Iron Age megaliths still holds onto many of its ancient secrets.
53.8985, 17.9939
Upside Down House
Szymbark, Poland

Upside-Down House

Communism's topsy-turvy effect on Poland has been brought to life in this wacky tourist trap.
54.2061, 18.1081
A view inside the house.
Sopot, Poland

Krzywy Domek - Crooked House

This fairytale inspired, warped building houses restaurants, shops, and a radio station.
54.4446, 18.5661
Ruined buildings have been stabilized and are now walkable.
Gdańsk, Poland

Ruins at Westerplatte

The site of the first battle of World War II.
54.4067, 18.6670
A seemingly busy Gdansk Shipyard.
Gdańsk, Poland

Gdańsk Shipyard

A floundering Polish shipyard was once the soul of the Solidarity movement that capsized communism.
54.3762, 18.6488
The Gdansk Astronomical Clock
Gdańsk, Poland

Gdansk Astronomical Clock

A huge wooden clock that is so beautiful its creator was forcibly blinded.
54.3502, 18.6535
View of 'the wave.'
Gdańsk, Poland

Falowiec

Communist-era residential block is the longest residential building in Europe.
54.4092, 18.5966
(Flickr/Román Emin)
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Whitewashed mosque contains the world's largest carpet.
24.4125, 54.4751
(Flickr / le1parrain)
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Yas Island Hotel

The world’s largest LED display, built over an F1 race circuit.
24.4845, 54.6072
the Elephant Clock at the Ibn Battuta mall
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Elephant Clock

A faithful reproduction of Al-Jazari's enormous water clock.
25.0449, 55.1187
World Islands
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The World Islands

This artificial archipelago was supposed to resemble a map of the world.
25.2242, 55.1658
Burj Al Arab from the air
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Burj Al Arab

A preposterously luxurious hotel with gold-plated iPads, Rolls Royce chauffeurs, and a staff that trains by watching "Downton Abbey."
25.1410, 55.1857
Ski Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Ski Dubai

This indoor ski resort has a mountain contained inside a mall.
25.1181, 55.2004
Dubai Miracle Garden
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Miracle Garden

Billed as the "largest natural flower garden in the world" this Middle Eastern show field has little competition at 45 million flowers.
25.0856, 55.2130