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Bran, Romania

Bran Castle

The possible imprisonment of Vlad the Impaler here earned the medieval castle its nickname, "Dracula's Castle."
Gdańsk, Poland

Gdańsk Shipyard

A floundering Polish shipyard was once the soul of the Solidarity movement that capsized communism.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Lost Third Column

Two stone columns flank the grand Venice square, but there were supposed to be three.
Città di San Marino, San Marino

Montale

The smaller of the three towers of San Marino is a former prison inaccessible from the ground level.
Jablanac, Croatia

Jablanac Shipwreck

The remains of a sunken WWII military ship wreck visible through clear water.
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Hotel Belvedere

The complex has been abandoned since the Croatian War of Independence, barring a stint as a set for 'Game of Thrones.'
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik Maskeron

Gargoyle head that brings good luck.
Kupari, Croatia

The Abandoned Hotels of Kupari

The now-overgrown beach resort was once frequented by Yugoslav military elite.
Trsteno, Croatia

Trsteno Arboretum

The oldest arboretum on the Dalmatian coast doubles as the gardens of Kings Landing in "Game of Thrones."
Belfast, Northern Ireland

'The Salmon of Knowledge'

A giant sculpture of the legendary "Salmon of Knowledge" celebrates the return of fish to Belfast's River Lagan.
Berlin, Germany

Platform 17 Memorial

This platform is now a memorial dedicated to those who were deported during the Holocaust.
Šibenik, Croatia

St. Nicholas Fortress

Large, airy hallways hide within an impenetrable fortress that beckons urban explorers.
Šibenik, Croatia

Sea Tunnel at St. Anthony’s Canal

This unique structure allowed boats to bypass underwater mine barriers in the channel to enter the harbor.
Peenemünde, Germay

Maritime Museum Peenemünde U-461

This 1960's Soviet submarine in Peenemünde Harbor claims to be the largest submarine museum in the world.
Malička, Croatia

Petrova Gora

This huge metal monument is slowly being stripped to its concrete skeleton.
Zagreb, Croatia

Brestovac Sanatorium

Once a state-of-the-art tuberculosis treatment spa, these ruins are now ruled by paintball players.
Zagreb, Croatia

Villa Rebar

This former estate of a fascist leader is now a burnt out ruin leading to a system of secret tunnels.
Wrocław, Poland

Neon Side Gallery

A collection of old neon signs from all over Poland line a secluded courtyard.
Świdnica, Poland

Świdnica Peace Church

This centuries-old wooden wonder was built in less than a year and is one of Europe's largest timber-framed churches.
Poland

Muchołapka

A mysterious structure left behind on the Polish mountainside, sometimes called "Hitler's Stonehenge".
Terezín, Czechia

Theresienstadt (Terezín Concentration Camp)

Created as a "model concentration camp" to hide Nazi atrocities from the international community, this former camp-ghetto now holds a museum and memorial honoring the lives lost within.
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt Charnel House

An Austrian house of bones filled with hundreds of intricately painted skulls.
Vienna, Austria

Wotruba Church

This cubist Vienna church building looks like some sort of alien stonehenge.
Salzburg, Austria

Zwerglgarten (Dwarf Garden)

Ugly 18th-century dwarf statues living in a perfectly landscaped Austrian garden.