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Hampshire, England

Wayfarer's Dole

One of the oldest surviving charities in England continues its tradition of handing out free beer and bread.
Flossenbürg, Germany

Flossenbürg Concentration Camp

A preserved Nazi labor camp now has a Holocaust museum on site and memorials to the thousands that died while imprisoned at the camp.
Jáchymov, Czechia

Royal Mint Jáchymov Museum

Dedicated to the history of mining and minting in a region rich in silver and radium.
Hluboká nad Vltavou, Czechia

The State Chateau of Hluboká

Heralded as one of the prettiest castles in all of Czechia.
Třeboň, Czechia

Třeboň

In the town of Třeboň, carp is king.
Prague, Czechia

'Babies'

Straight out of a nightmare, barcode-faced babies climb up and down Prague's television tower.
Jáchymov, Czechia

Hotel Radium Palace

Visitors flock to the historic birthplace of radiobalneology for its therapeutic radium treatments.
Děčín, Czechia

Hunger Stones of Děčín

When the river dries up, these stones start talking.
Karlovy Vary, Czechia

Kaiserbad Spa

Before serving as James Bond's Casino Royale, this Victorian-era spa catered to the world's elite.
Prague, Czechia

The Penguins at Kampa Park

A series of playful yellow penguins share a serious message about the environment.
Adršpach, Czechia

Adršpach-Teplice Rocks

Enormous sandstone towers loom within a Czech forest.
Manětín, Czechia

Kostel Svatého Jiří Ghost Church

Thirty creepy ghosts now inhabit this decaying 14th-century church.
Prague, Czechia

Bohnický Hřbitov Cemetery

An old insane asylum graveyard that's been abandoned for half a century attracts those seeking a dark thrill.
Prague, Czechia

Velvet Revolution Monument

Nine bronze hands protruding from a wall honor the student uprising that led to the fall of Czechoslovakia's Communist government.
Prague, Czechia

Location of Saint John of Nepomuk's Martyrdom

A plaque marks the spot where the saint was shoved off the Charles Bridge and into the river.
Panenský Týnec, Czechia

The Unfinished Gothic Church of Panenský Týnec

The 14th-century ruins are said to contain healing powers.
London, England

Whitechapel Bell Foundry

This unassuming building produced some of the world's most famous bells.
London, England

'The Rocket' Locomotive

This innovative steam machine was no doubt the most famous of the pioneer locomotives.
Compton, England

Watts Cemetery Chapel

This quaint mortuary chapel hides a stunning Celtic Revival and Art Nouveau interior.
Charmouth, England

Charmouth Beach

Cliffs full of fossils at the portal to England's Jurassic Coast.
London, England

The Tower Ravens

Six ravens are kept captive (but well-fed) at the Tower of London to prevent the fall of the Crown.
Brno, Czechia

The Indecent Little Man on the Church of St. James

A cheeky architectural easter egg.
Vilafranca del Penedès, Spain

Castells of Catalonia

Living towers made of people that are now recognized by UNESCO.
Barcelona, Spain

Street Performers of Las Ramblas

The iconic boulevard is the perfect place to catch sight of a bicycling skeleton, a levitating Satan, or a chef with his head stuck in a pizza.